Criminal Justice-COAS | Social Control of Deviant Behavior
P460 | 27203 | Noble
Course Description: The focus of this course will be the examination
of so called deviant/criminal behavior in our society. Major areas
of study will include: addiction, family violence, prostitution,
rape, mental illness, and homicide. From a psychosocial perspective
we will examine the etiology of these behaviors, criminal thinking,
society's labeling process, and how the criminal justice system
reacts to these behaviors. The content will be of special interest
to future investigators, prosecutors, police officers, probations
and treatment specialists.
Student Responsibilities: Attendance and participation will be key
expectations. All required readings must be completed prior to
class. Quizzes will be scheduled at appropriate intervals.
Everyone will research a topic for a paper of interest to them
related to the topics covered in this course.
Class meeting: Thursday, 2:30-5:00
Instructor: R. Dwight Noble, Criminal Justice Department