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This course provides an overview of criminology, including its scope and the history of criminological thought. Topics discussed include the elements of crime and how it is measured, characteristics of crime and criminals, and the psychology and biology of crime. Students examine theories that offer social structure, subcultural, social control, social conflict, and environmental explanations of crime and criminal behavior. Other topics include violent crimes against individuals and groups,... More
Material Type: Online Course
Date Added to MERLOT: June 11, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 12, 2013


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Technical requirements vary based on your custom implementation and LMS Please visit for more information.
Language: English
Material Version: 1
Cost Involved: yes
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Accessiblity Information Available: no
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