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SYG 2323 ____Intro To Criminology

Course Learning Outcomes

In General, always be able to present a review of the key insights from any classroom video or activity connected to each chapter. Also, know the key terms and be able to explore the critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter. Upon completion of the assigned material, you should be able to: CHAPTER 1: The Changing Boundaries of Criminology 1. Discuss the relationship between terrorism and seven transnational crimes. 2. Explain the reach of criminology as a reflection of the greater process of globalization. 3. Discuss the evolution of the field of criminology. 4. Explain why criminology can be described as a multi-discipline. 5. Explain the difference between deviance and crime. 6. Compare and contrast the consensus model and the conflict model.

CHAPTER 2: Counting Crime and Measuring Criminal Behavior 1. Discuss the seven basic ingredients of crime. 2. Explain how a defense can negate one or more of the basic ingredients of crime. 3. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the various methods of collecting data. 4. Compare and contrast the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). 5. Explain the difference between the aging-out phenomenon and the life-course perspective.

CHAPTER 3: Schools of Thought Throughout History 1. Compare and contrast the classical school and the positivist school of criminology. 2. Discuss the elements of Beccaria’s plan for a rational and just criminal justice system. 3. Discuss the challenges to Lombrosian theory and their significance. 4. Discuss the somatotype school of criminology. 5. Explain possible implications of biological determinism. 6. Discuss the concept of psychological determinism. 1

7. Discuss Durkheim’s concept of anomie in a homogeneous versus a heterogeneous society.

CHAPTER 4: Psychological and Biological Perspectives 1. Explain the roles of the id, the ego, and the superego. 2....

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