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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Criminal Justice Certificate

CJC 201: Theories of Criminal Behavior

Credit Hours



CRMJ 101.


This course will provide a detailed examination of past and present theories of criminal behavior, placing them in a socio-historical context and exploring their policy and practical implications. Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the specific theories of criminal behavior can be compared and evaluated, how the theories evolved over time, and how they can be applied to criminal justice policy and practice.


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