Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 391 - Criminological Theory 3 s.h.


The primary goal of the course is to provide students with an in depth understanding of theories of crimes grounded primarily in sociological perspectives, both classical and contemporary. The course will also take into account an historical array of criminological theories covering biological, psychological, geographic, economic, and political viewpoints. The fundamental distinctions between classical and positivist theories and traditional and critical branches of criminology are also discussed. Major emphasis will be placed upon analyzing topics that demonstrate the relationship of theory to practice. A-E Only. Offered Fall and Spring.
Prerequisite(s): SrS; SOC 209  and SOC 260 .