Fall 2023 - CRIM 800 G100
Criminological Theory I (3)
Class Number: 6012
Delivery Method: In Person
Intensive exposure to the major streams of criminological theory, the role of theory, and how theory develops, evolves, and changes. Consideration will be given to the relationship between criminological theories, their testable hypotheses and empirical support, as well as the interplay of theory and practice. Students enrolling in this course are expected to have a solid background in undergraduate criminological theory. Equivalent to CRIM 300W.
A comprehensive overview of theories and the development of theoretical knowledge in criminology. This seminar will familiarize students with competing levels of understanding vis-àvis crime and deviance phenomena. The course will emphasize the integration of historical and contemporary theory, theory construction and testing, and the impact of factors such as ideology, politics, and social structure on the emergence of criminological thought.
- Seminar Participation/Attendance 20%
- Theory & Article Discussion Lead 30%
- Paper Presentation 10%
- Final Paper 40%
The course consists of weekly seminars. These mandatory seminars will include instruction, student presentations, and student discussions.
Cullen, Francis T., Agnew, R., & Wilcox, P. (2013). Criminological Theory: Past to Present – Essential Readings.
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