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AJS 225 Criminology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Theories of criminality and the economic, social and psychological impact of crime, victimization and relationships between statistics and crime trends.

Prerequisites: AJS101 or SOC101

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine crime and the economic, social and psychological impact on society, including victimization.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze juvenile delinquency and discuss contributing factors to juvenile crime.
3. (Evaluation Level) Examine and evaluate theories of Criminology from various perspectives in order to analyze crime trends.
4. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between the types of crimes.
5. (Evaluation Level) Critique current research regarding crime statistics and evaluate the relationships between psychological and sociological contributing factors.
6. (Evaluation Level) in a 7- 10 page (minimum 5000 words) research paper, assess current crime trends, explain contributing factors to criminal behavior and, utilizing appropriate criminological theories, evaluate possible solutions to criminal activity.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None