|Title||Introduction to Criminology|
|Field of Study||Social science|
|Delivery Method||Offline (100% offline course):|
This course is to introduce the methodological and theoretical perspectives of the social and biological sciences as integrated into the criminal justice system. Analysis and comparison of various theories and models to explain crime and criminal behaviors are discussed with emphasis on the understanding of theoretical principles as they influence issues in criminal justice. The course is to give the students the opportunity to explore the nature and causes of crime, approaches to the study of crime, and policy responses to criminal behavior. It is expected for students to develop the skills of critical thinking about different theoretical perspectives.
The study of this course will enable students to:
Tibbetts, Stephen. (2018). Criminological theory: The essentials (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN 978-1483359526. Film texts will be used throughout the course to supplement lectures and reading assignments. Additional materials will be assigned during the semester as needed.
|Materials||HISS Syllabus_Intro to Criminology|
|Last Updated||October 29, 2021|