CJUS 220 Introduction to Criminological Theory

This course focuses on the causes, nature, measurement, etiology, trends, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. This course will provide comprehensive coverage of the vast array of criminological theories that currently exist. It will also focus on the pragmatic application of those theories to criminal justice policy in an attempt to bridge the divide between theory and practice making criminology relevant to academics, policymakers, and practitioners. Additionally, this course will cover the construction of theory, its relevance to research methodology, and the importance of moving toward integrated criminological theories.