Criminal Justice-COAS | Family Origins of Crime
P493 | 24740 | Herrera


The family had long been considered to play an important role in
producing or reducing delinquency.  Just how do families contribute
to the development of antisocial and delinquent behavior of their
children?   This course will take a multidisciplinary approach in
exploring the traditional functions of the family and the possible
effects of varying family structures, family dynamics and parenting
styles on the development of antisocial and criminal behavior.  The
goal of this course is to critically analyze current theory and
research linking family risk factors and crime, as well as examining
effective intervention and prevention strategies.


Required text:

Simons, Simons, & Wallace (2004) Families, Delinquency, and Crime:
Linking societies most basic institution to antisocial behavior

Class meeting:  Tuesday, 5:45-8:15

Instructor:  Professor Veronica Herrera, criminal justice department