CJ 101 Introduction to Criminology

Presents an overview of criminology, research, data gathering and analysis. Introduces theoretical perspectives on the nature of crime, criminals and victimization and identifies current trends and patterns of crime. Development and conceptualization of crime, including historical perspectives, social and legal definition and classifications. Offered as needed.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AGS Social Science, AAOT Social Sciences,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Make conceptual distinctions between crime, ethical violations, status offenses, and other forms of social deviance. Explain various criminological theories and their role in the search for explanations for criminal behavior. Articulate and demonstrate the primary methods of law enforcement data collection. Identify the current trends in law enforcement and corrections.