CRIM.657 Criminal Careers Contemporary

Criminal Careers Contemporary

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37096
Status Active

Examines contemporary research on the "criminal career paradigm" which has dominated criminological research over the past 20 to 25 years. Despite a widely held belief that this area of inquiry has been significant, desirable, worthwhile, etc., there have been a number of polemical publications that have spawned a debate over the yield attained through criminal career research on the one hand, and the value of or necessity for a longitudinal approach to studying criminal behavior on the other. These debates will be examined and the nature of contemporary inquiry into criminal careers will be examined.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: CRIM 654 Ellite Deviance and White Collar Crime.