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SOCI207 - Introduction to Criminology
Students apply sociological principles to an analysis of crime in the United States. The nature and extent of crime are studied in light of the nature of American social institutions. Major theories and policies concerning crime control are discussed and evaluated in light of empirical tests of their effectiveness. Contemporary issues such as serial killing, terrorism, and criminal profiling are examined. SOCI 207 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Sciences requirement. Prerequisites: SOCI 101; MATH 090 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.). Fall semester.


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