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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Spring 2010

SOC 396N • Theories of Crime Causation

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46655 T
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 480
Kirk

Course Description

What (if anything) motivates an individual to commit acts of crime? Why is crime concentrated in a small number of communities? These questions have bedeviled social thinkers for centuries. This course seeks to engage students in a thoughtful, in-depth examination of these questions, focusing attention on the major sociological theories of crime causation.

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