3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students majoring in criminal justice or transferring to a regent university. This course explores the response of the criminal justice system in its attempt to prevent, predict, and control criminal activity. Emphasis is also on the various theories that attempt to explain criminal behavior, and the nature and causes of criminal activity. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in criminal justice careers.