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The student will discover the theories of crime and criminals, as well as society's understanding of the concepts and treatment of criminals. The nature of crime, problems in the assessment of crime and the administration of the segments of the criminal justice system will be explored. The course is organized into five sections: (1) Crime in America (2) Policing; (3) Adjudication; (4)Corrections; and (5) Special Issues. The student will complete five essays drawing on the assigned readings and additional research and engage in four major discussions activities and a pro-con debate on the use of public and secret surveillance systems.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.
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