Jan 22, 2021
LAJ 543 - Theory and Evidence on Crime Prevention
Course will review the contemporary research in applied crime prevention techniques used in criminology and criminal justice. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.
Prerequisites: admission to the master of science program in law and justice or instructor permission.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Students will be able to identify and critique the basic theory underpinning empirically based crime prevention strategies.
- Students will explain the state of empirical research regarding effective crime prevention strategies.
- Apply the basic principles of effective crime prevention to local crime and social problems.
- Students will identify, explain, and critique crime reduction approaches from various segments of the system (police, courts, corrections, schools, and communities) while articulating the strengths and weaknesses of each.
- Students will refine and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to contemporary crime problems.
Approved Fall 2017
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