Socioeconomic Problems, Crime and Solutions | Spalding University Catalog

CJ-410: Socioeconomic Problems, Crime and Solutions

3 credit hours

Students will analyze many socioeconomic factors as possible causes of crime and develop solutions that originate from the social and economic conditions rather than simply enacting laws and punishing violators. Therefore, students will investigate various statistical indicators, such as poverty, inequality, unemployment, education, immigration, population, divorce rates, drug and alcohol problems, mental health problems and criminal justice policies, as well as analyze their possible effects on changes in crime problems using various bodies of knowledge from a range of disciplines. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of the director