May 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

SOC 225: Criminology


(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: SOC 101  or ANTH 105 or permission of instructor.
An introduction to the sociological study of crime, including varying definitions, causes, consequences, and societal responses. Scrutinizes multiple criminological theories (structural and interactionist), research methods, patterns in crime data, and public perception/media coverage, placing crime in a socio-historical context. Issues include criminal occupations, property crime, victimless crime, organized crime, white-collar crime, gangs, sex offenders, intimate violence and capital punishment. Melzer.