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Sociology (SOC)

SOC 512 (CRIM 512) Criminological Theories (3) Survey of theoretical and substantive issues in deviance and criminology, with emphasis on critical review of theories.

SOC (CRIM) 512 Criminological Theories (3)

This graduate course in Criminological Theories is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the major theories that have animated the field of criminology since its inception. The course traces the development of criminological theories from the early 20th century to the present and provides students with a targeted exposure to empirical studies that have tested these theories.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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