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SOC 115 - Crime and Society

5 Credits
Sociological analysis of crime and criminal law, social structure, the effects of crime, criminal behavior, and control and prevention of crime. Presented through lectures, class discussions and small-group interaction.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online

Winter Online

Designed to Serve General interest with reading and organization ability. Students with an emphasis in sociology andor students involved with the administrative justice program.
Active Date 2014-05-20

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
I. The Study of Crime a. Criminology and Criminal Law b. Indexes of Crime c. Methods and Techniques of Analysis II. Theories of Crime a. Biological b. Psychological c. Crimes Against the Public Order III. Typologies of Criminal Behavior a. Crimes of Violence b. Property Crimes c. Crimes Against the Public Order IV. Victims of Crime a. Impact on the community b. Programs for victims V. The Criminal Justice System a. The Police b. The Courts c. Institutions

Student Learning Outcomes
Recall specifics on objective exams and perform at 60% competency

Interpret specified theories of crime, i.e. Sutherland’s Differential Association Theory

Apply class material to real-life situation - i.e. discussions, interviews, speakers, projects

Evaluate methods of treatment, procedures through projects, class discussions and presentations.

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