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Spring 2007


Course syllabus for CJUS 411 Theories of Crime and Deviance

Course description: The course will review the historical and contemporary theories of crime and deviance. It analyzes concepts and patterns of crime and deviant behavior and society's response to them. It examines the law, offenders, victims, and forms of crime and deviance in the criminal justice system. Students will examine various factors in the understanding of crime and deviance and formulate an integrated perspective that takes into account societal influences and research about crime, rehabilitation. and recidivism.