CRJ 251 : Criminology
The study of the nature of crime, the criminal, and society's approach to the crime problem; the causes of crime; research methods in criminology; the criminal justice system in theory and reality; an introduction to penology. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or permission of program director. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Multicultural and Social Perspectives.
1. Apply criminological theories to the various causes of crime. 2. Utilize criminological research methods. 3. Identify and critique methods and outcomes in regards to issues of penology. 4. Evaluate various law enforcement strategies in dealing with criminal behavior.