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Criminology
Course
CRM1300
Professor
Sam Alvaro
Semester
Fall

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CRM1300C Sept 1911 What is a CrimeWhat do criminologists doCriminology is the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon It includes the processes of making laws breaking laws and of reacting to the breaking of laws the objective of criminology is the development of a body of general and verified principles and other types of knowledge regarding this process of law crime and treatmentSutherland and Cressey 1960CriminologyStudies criminal behavior Causes patterns control ofUses methods of established social science Records experiments surveys historical data content analysisIs interdisciplinary Sociology criminal justice psychology political science anthropology economic the natural sciencesSubfieldsCRIMINAL STATISTICS Create valid and reliable measures of crimeSOCOLOGY OF LAWHistory of law law reformTHEORY CONSTRUCTIONPredicting criminal behaviourCRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR SYSTEMSDetermining the nature and cause of specific crime patternsPENEOLOGYCorrection and control of criminal behaviourVICTIMOLOGYNature and cause of victimization Crime is most prevalent in poverty Criminal Justice System Study involves describing analyzing and explaining the agencies of justice Police Courts Corrections
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