CJ 321

Theories of Criminal Justice

Criminology is an important social and behavioral science devoted to the study of crime as a social phenomenon. Criminology fosters debate, contributes ideas, and suggests solutions to difficult problems arising out of crime and the behavior of criminals. It provides the theoretical basis for much of Criminal Justice. The purpose of this course is to discuss these problems, their origins, and their possible solutions. Prerequisite: Criminal Justice 201 or per- mission of the instructor. Credit, 3 hours.