Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7131
    Sched. No.: 115210224

Criminology
Section 1
X
Monahan, John T.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 0830-0950 (WB103)
Credits:3Type:Lecture
Capacity:30 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**
Current Enrollment:22 **This information is current as of 10/01/2014 06:12:42 AM**

Course Description:

This course introduces law students to the scientific study of violent crime, including factors that give rise to violence and those that may account for the remarkable decline in violence in recent years. After surveying the major empirical correlates of violence and the principal theoretical approaches to understanding these correlates, the course will focus on several specific topics in contemporary criminology: domestic violence, juvenile violence, violent terrorism, violence in higher education, the relationship among violence, drugs, and mental illness, “sexually violent predators,” and the sentencing and treatment of violent offenders. The readings are in the Copy Center. In lieu of an examination, students will submit a research paper that may fulfill the Law School’s writing requirement.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper

This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.