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Winter 1998


Course syllabus for CJUS 345 Crime Causation Theories and Social Control

Course description: This is an advanced course in the criminal justice curricular sequence for all students interested in the study of crime, deviance, criminality and deviant/criminal behavior. The primary focus of the course will be the understanding of the phenomenon of crime and some of its ramifications, including a review of all prominent explanatory theories of crime and deviant behavior from a variety of approaches and schools of thought (e.g., biological, sociological, religious, philosophical, medical, psychological, psychiatric, economic, and political science perspectives). In addition, we will examine how the philosophy, practices, and programming initiatives of each era is based on the various theories of crime during that same time frame.