Week 01, Introduction to Criminology

Assignments for Week 1:

1.  The first week of the term is devoted to getting started with the basics for the course and doing some background reading on Criminology.  You should bookmark (or add to favorites) the main page for the course. 

2.  Go over all of the webpages carefully and make sure that you understand all requirements and scheduling for the class.

3. Lecture: Concepts of Crime, Law, and Criminology

4. Critical Thinking Questions for Group Discussion (Be specific, with examples to support your answers. Have someone take notes, and that person will present your answers to the class as a whole):

a. Is street crime worse for society than white collar crime? Be specific, with examples of how more people than just the victim are hurt by blue collar and white collar crime. 


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