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CRJ 274 - Theory- and Evidence-based Crime Policy (3)

This course unites theory, evidence, and policy to help students understand why the United States approaches crime control the way it does-and why these approaches keep failing. Students will critically examine the ideological and theoretical foundations as well as empirical evidence of effectiveness for contemporary crime policy and practice. Topics include the evidence-based crime policy movement, what “success” means for crime policy, ideological distinctions in and bases for crime policy preferences, theoretical underpinnings of crime policies, and evaluation research on crime policies. Students will be challenged to propose a multi-pronged approach to a specific crime problem and will need to pitch it in a way that is responsive to ideological resistance.



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