In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, students will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system. Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t? What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance? Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime? What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?
While this course is provided to you at no cost, CAC does incur a fee; therefore, students who drop the course after 10 days will have the course cost applied to the FACTS account.