This course provides an advanced study and critical appraisal of various theories of crime causation, including an examination of biological, psychological, economic and sociological perspectives on the etiology of crime. An examination of the causes, types and patterns of crime in society will be included. Major schools of thought and current research are introduced, compared and contrasted in the study of crime and its social context.
Prerequisite or corequisite: DSC 3600. There is no prerequisite or corequisite for students in the Criminal Justice, EMS and Fire Science post-baccalaureate certificates.
Terms Typically Offered:Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
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institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.