CJA650 Advanced Criminological Theory
Lead Faculty: Dr. Ponzio Oliverio
A seminar course that explores the important criminological theories. The course will evaluate and compare the following theories: Classical, Positivist, Trait, Social Disorganization, Differential Association, Strain, Control, Labeling, Radical Choice, Deterrence, and Feminist theories. The course will analyze each theory and its relevance to crime in 21st century America
- Analyze the various criminological theories.
- Assess each theory and appraise its relevance to crime in the 21st century.
- Classify and discriminate between the varied criminological theories.
- Evaluate and assess which criminological theory works best in the social context.
- Evaluate and assess the future of the use of criminological theories.