Crim Dog Essay

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INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY Criminology 100 Sociology 233 Fall 2012

Professor: Freda Adler, Ph.D. Research Assistants:
University of Pennsylvania Walter Campbell
Department of Criminology Ryan Gale
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CLASS TOPICS

Introduction
What is (or should be) the relationship between criminology and the making of public policy?
What is the relationship between crime control approaches in any given era and the scientific and social environment? Chapter 1: The Reach of Criminology
How has the “global” nature of the crime problem changed the challenge of understanding and preventing crime?
What are the major criminal justice challenges?
What is the relationship between crime and deviance.

Chapter 2: Counting Crime
What are the common legal elements of all crimes? What is the importance of career criminal research to public policy? When and why did females join males as subjects of criminological research?

Chapter 3: Schools of Thought
Classicists contend that crimes should only be measured by the injury done to society. How does this orientation relate to crime causation, treatment of offenders and utility of punishment? Contrast positivist and classicist arguments on the

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