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Crime Myths CRIM 205 (3)

Misperceptions about crime and justice are commonly fostered by the media, politicians, and from overgeneralizations of personal experience. Much of what people believe about crime does not represent its true reality. This course will cover some common myths about crime and criminal justice, the consequences of these myths, and the value of rigorous research evidence in differentiating crime myths from facts. Prerequisite: CRIM 101.