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Fall 1996


Course syllabus for CJUS 345 Crime Causation Theories & Social Control

Course description: This is an advanced course in the human 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, Religious, Philosophical, Medical, Psychological, Psychiatric, Sociological, Economic and Political Science perspectives.) In addition, we will examine some of the prevention/social control mechanisms and societal responses to crime in the administration of justice in our society.