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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio


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SOC 663

Criminological Theory

Students read and discuss classical theoretical works that provide the foundation for explaining criminal behavior, contemporary revisions and extensions of these theories; and empirical research based on both classical and contemporary works. Subject areas include the humanist movement and the emergence of rational theories of crime; the emergence of positivism and ideas of cause and effect; structural theories of crime based on poverty and social inequality; theories of family and peer relationships; and social reaction, critical, and feminist views.

Units: 4.0