Theories of Crime and Crime Control
0.5 Credit

This course focuses on the major theories that attempt to explain criminal behaviour and/or how to control it. Class discussion focuses on examining the empirical support for each of these theories. Major theories reviewed include (but are not limited to) anomie/strain, social disorganization, learning/differential association, individual trait/psychopathological, social bond/control theories, self-control/the general theory, routine activities, crime prevention through environmental design and integrated theories.