CCJS4303 Theories of Criminal Behavior

Course Description

Principal theories of criminality and the criminal justice system and the application of these theories to the prevention and control of crime.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: None

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what is meant by the term criminology
  • Outline the development of criminal law
  • Identify different theories currently applied to the field of criminology
  • Compare and contrast the most widely used forms of crime data collection
  • Describe the gender and racial patterns in crime
  • Analyze the victim’s role in the criminal process
  • Categorize the elements of general deterrence