GED 260
Criminology (Social Sciences)
Online Course

GED 260 Criminology (Social Sciences)

3 Semester Units

Criminology examines the wide and interdisciplinary variety of academic perspectives that contribute to a thorough and well-informed understanding of the crime problem. It addresses the latest social issues and discusses innovative criminological perspectives within a well-grounded and traditional theoretical framework. Students will learn to think critically about the causes of crime and discover the correlations between crime theory, crime policy and crime prevention.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine the various methods currently used to collect and disseminate crime data.
  • Describe the role of criminological research in theory development and display an understanding of various types of research designs.
  • Identify the fundamental assumptions made by biological theories of crime causation.
  • Distinguish the major principles of psychological perspectives as they relate to criminal behavior.
  • Provide an overview of the history of drugs, drug abuse, and drug control legislation in the United States.

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