Sociology and Crime: An Introduction
University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisites30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology and 15 points from PHIL 103, POLITICS 109
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewStudies forms of criminal behaviour, the causes of crime, definitions of criminality, and societal reaction to criminal activity. The main focus is on theories of crime which are critically analysed with reference to topical themes including race and crime, white collar and corporate crime, gender and crime, and political violence and terrorism.
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