CIA130 - Introduction to Criminology

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Subject Title
Introduction to Criminology

Subject Description
This course introduces students to criminological theories and explanations for criminal and deviant behaviour through sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. The reality of crime in Canada, including victimology, is examined through crime statistics in correlation to criminal behaviour perspectives. The impact of theory on the development and effectiveness of public safety is discussed with an emphasis on future trends.  The course also offers an in-depth understanding of criminology as a scientific method of studying crime and criminals.

Credit Status
This is a required core course in the Bachelors of Crime & Intelligence Analysis

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the social and political influences of crime on the typologies of crime.
  2. Evaluate crime trends, patterns, and typologies in crime data.
  3. Describe the impact of social correlates of crime, sex, age, region, race, and social class, in the distribution of crime in Canada.
  4. Define the major theoretical perspectives on crime and criminality.
  5. Analyse crime causation theories through historic and contemporary reactions to crime.
  6. Explain how social institutions reduce crime through prevention strategies.
  7. Analyze criminal behaviour by applying criminological perspectives.

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