Criminology

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/64
Credits: 3

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

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
117210115
Law No.
LAW7131
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Criminal Justice
Public Syllabus Link: None
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