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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Criminology (JUS-185)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience associated with criminology and social justice issues, especially as related to race, class, gender, age sexual preference, religion and nationality; assess competing theoretical approaches to criminology and social justice issues of publics with differing and multiple interests; specify structural or institutional sources of these criminology and social justice issues; propose and assess policies, interventions and/or modes of advocacy to enact positive change; articulate the applicability of employ a range of research strategies; and articulate the ethical and social justice implications of criminology and justice studies.


Criminology (JUS-185) provides an introduction to the field of criminology with an  overview of the issues involved in defining, measuring, and explaining crime. Students study the field of criminology, examine general characteristics of crime and criminals, review early and contemporary theories that attempt to explain criminal behavior, and discuss crime in the modern world.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminology, or Criminal Justice (5/21).