Description: This course focuses on examining crime and crime prevention strategies from historical and contemporary perspectives. In addition to examining the prevalence of specific crimes, classwork involves evaluating scholarly and practitioner-specific research for the purpose of: (1) learning to locate credible crime data, (2) interpreting and understanding crime data, (3) identifying the factors associated with specific crimes, (4) determining the pros and cons of specific crime control strategies, (5) the feasibility of implementing specific crime control strategies, and (6) learning how crime control strategies are actually implemented. The course will cumulate with students proposing a detailed plan for addressing a contemporary crime issue. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2021
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher