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Criminology (JUS-185)
Various; distance learning format.

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

March 2021 - Present. 

Subject Area:
Criminal Justice and Law

Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience associated with criminology and social justice issues, especially as they relate to race, class, gender, age sexual preference, religion and nationality; assess competing theoretical approaches to criminology and social justice issues of publics with differing and multiple interests; specify structural or institutional sources of these criminology and social justice issues; and, propose and assess policies, interventions and/or modes of advocacy that will enact positive change; articulate the applicability of and demonstrate ability to employ a range of research strategies; and articulate the ethical and social justice implications of criminology and justice studies.


Criminology (JUS-185) provides an introduction to the field of criminology, providing an overview of the issues involved in defining, measuring, and explaining crime. Students will learn about the field of criminology, examine general characteristics of crime and criminals, review early and contemporary theories which attempt to explain criminal behavior, and discuss crime in the modern world.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminology, or Criminal Justice (5/21).