Criminology is a social science that focuses on understanding where, how and why crime happens, and what policies will discourage potential criminals from hurting others. It is the study of crime’s causes and effects, how to prevent it, who does it, why people participate in criminal activity and what makes someone vulnerable to becoming a crime victim.
Criminology expands into a high-level overview of the issues surrounding the justice system, enforcement and corrections, while also examining underlying social factors that can contribute to criminal activity.
Criminology — theory and survey
American Criminal Justice System — sociological perspective
Punishment & Society — corrections process
Special Topics in Criminology — gender and crime
History of Policing
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