2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRIM 350 - Social Deviance

3 Credits
This course is an overview of the sociological and criminological study of deviance, emphasizing the role that deviance plays in the creation of social disorganization.  It begins with examining the nature and meaning of deviance or how society creates deviance as social and legal constructions and identifies specific human behaviors as types or forms of deviance. It also examines the major theories of why such deviance occurs. It further describes how society, especially its social institutions and agents, attempts to control or suppress such deviance. Social policy implications of such societal reactions are also considered.



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