University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
CRIMINOLOGY - SOC
 

Subject: SOC

Course Number : 0206

Course Title:  CRIMINOLOGY

Course Description:

Examines the nature of criminal behavior, criminal law, and the American system of criminal justice. Sociological, biological, and psychological theories of criminal behavior are explored. Topics include the sociological impact of criminal behavior on contemporary society, issues of constitutional law, and current issues in criminal justice. The relationship of the police, the courts, and correctional institutions to American society are also discussed.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  SOC 0101

Course Level: