Course Description

CJ 1200
Prerequisite: CJ 1100. This course is an introduction to theory and research on the nature, causes and prediction of criminality and crime. The first section of the course will address spatial and temporal patterns of crime and victimization while focusing on crime rates across communities and demographic groups. The second section of the course will address theoretical explanations of criminality and crime.The primary goals of this course include the following: 1) to provide an under-standing of current theoretical developments in the explanation of crime and 2) describe the distribution of both crime and victimization and changes in the rates of crime and victimization.