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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Criminal Justice - CJ 212


3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to identify the theories of crime causation, behavioral systems in crime (organized white collar crime) and the nature and extent of crime. Emphasis will be given to law as social control, history and philosophy of punishment and contemporary correctional techniques.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain criminology and its purpose in society.
  • Explore crime and the various methods of counting and measuring criminal behavior.
  • Summarize the "basic" schools of criminology.
  • Investigate the psychological and biological perspectives to criminal behavior.
  • Compare strain and cultural deviance theories.
  • Explain the function of subcultures and their relationship to delinquency.
  • Explore various social control theories and their relationship to criminal behavior and delinquency.
  • Compare labeling, conflict, radical and environmental theories of crime.
  • Identify various violent crimes, property crimes, white-collar crimes, corporate crimes and public order crimes.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 212142421CriminologyONL3Scott T1/31/1Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 212347004CriminologyRMT3Courie J4/20/0Open$12.00R  10:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 212112912CriminologyONL3Scott T31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; CRIMINAL JUSTICE; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 212317007CriminologyPSTC3Courie J20/20/0Open$12.00R  10:00 AM-12:54 PM FTC120
 212317020CriminologyPSTC3Courie J20/20/0Open$12.00T  02:00 PM-04:54 PM FTC120

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday