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Theory & Applied Criminology

Course Prefix: 
PO
Course Number: 
235
Course Credits: 
3

An introduction into the history of crime, the sociology of criminal law, the operation of the criminal justice system, focusing on the roles of the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges. Offender types, including conventional, white collar and organized crime are also considered as are theories of causation, victimology, prison, probation, and parole, and current trends and issues in criminology.