Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 203                                    
Course Title: Criminology
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course introduces students to the subject of criminology by discussing the main theoretical perspectives and issues. It focuses on the problems of definition and measurement and the main ways in which crime can be explained and controlled. In addition, the course considers how crime is represented, for example, by the mass media; the unequal distribution of crime within society; the relationship between victims and offenders and the social and political context of debates on crime and social control.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and SOC 101.
Start Date:    01/26/2012                         End Date: