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CJS 111 Criminal Behavior

This foundational course in criminal justice is an introduction to an interdisciplinary perspective of criminological knowledge. The course surveys explanations of crime and deviance amongst individual, group, and societal levels. Lecture, discussion, and case studies enable students to recognize and begin to explain the causes of crime and deviance. Students will use existing and traditional criminological research to describe the major criminological theories that offer different explanations about deviance and why some individual commit crime. Fall, Spring.