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Introduction to Criminology

Psychological & Brain Sci (psychology) 376M - Spring 2021

Online version of the course U09 376. A general introduction to the study of crime from an interdisciplinary perspective. Classical and contemporary sociological theories to explain and predict criminal behavior will be studied, as well as psychological theories from the psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive traditions that attempt to account for criminality and the psychosocial development of a criminal personality type. Other topics include the measurement and extent of crime; the role of age, race, gender, social class in the causation of and reaction to crime; and the criminal justice response to crime; and recent trends in policing, corrections, and community-based interventions. This course is fully online. Students enrolled in day classes at Washington University should review the policies of their home division on credit earned for online courses.
Course Attributes: OLI