SOCIOL262-01C Criminology (with Jacqueline B Lageson)
This course examines sociological perspectives on why crime occurs, including the causes of crime, who commits crime, why some places have more crime that others, and how we can reduce crime. In this class, we will examine the historical foundations of crime, theoretical explanations for offending, and the measurement of crime. Additional topics may include juvenile delinquency, victimization, media portrayal of crime, and social and criminal justice responses to offending.
Prerequisite(s): Pre-requisite: SOCIOL 101
Winter registration starts November 2, 2020 (Monday).