Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 200 - Criminology


An exploration of the fundamental concepts, methods, and theories used in the scientific study of the nature, patterns, extent, cause, and control of crime and criminal behavior nationally and internationally. Emphasis is on the integrative relationship between theory, research, and social policy. PREREQUISITE(S): SOCY 100  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly SO 107.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and apply terms and concepts used by criminologists
  • Analyze historical and contemporary responses to crime and offenders
  • Apply sociological and interdisciplinary theories to understanding the nature of crime and criminality.
  • Apply the principles of scientific inquiry and methods to the study of crime and criminality.
  • Explain crime and criminality from a multidisciplinary, integrative perspective.
  • Explain the relationship between crime theory, research, the practice of criminal justice, and policy.


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