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Crj 117 - Criminology
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COURSE SYLLABUS CRIMINAL JUSTICE 117 81 CRIMINOLOGY Fall 2006 Monday and Wednesday 9 30 A M 11 00 A M Hillsdale Campus Instructor Undersheriff Jeremiah J Hodshire Hillsdale Campus E Mail jhodshire co hillsdale mi us Office Hours Call office for appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION The study of criminology will provide an understanding of the cultural nature origin and development of criminal behavior with attention given to psychological factors Various reading materials will be assigned to strengthen the understanding of criminal behavior This course will explore the historical origin of crime current state of scientific knowledge about crime and behavioral theories as well as socioeconomic sources of crime Points of agreement and disagreements between policy makers and social scientists will be explored Theories of crime causation and responses of the criminal justice system will be explored In final analysis the student will have a better understanding of criminology through course study research and lecture COURSE OBJECTIVES 1 2 3 4 5 6 To survey the major theories regarding crime in society To provide a framework for studying criminology To define the areas of criminology and discuss basic concepts To examine the nature extent and patterns of crime To examine and analyze the major forms of criminal behavior To examine the criminal justice process legal concepts and justice perspectives OUTCOMES This class will stress the essential skills knowledge and abilities expected of college educated citizens Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and use information including written and oral forms Demonstrate the ability to examine problems and issues related to criminal justice behavior in particular and employ appropriate critical thinking skills REQUIRED TEXT Conklin John E Criminology 9th Edition Pearson METHOD OF INSTRUCTION This course will be based on lecture class discussion group activities special guests and reading material Students should feel free to ask questions



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