Program Requirements for Crime, Deviance & Social Control

Professor Brogan's Juvenile Delinquency class visits the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Home and Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center.

About the Program

A concentration in Crime, Deviance, and Social Control offers students the opportunity for focused study on the behaviors designated by societies as deviant and criminal as well as the methods and forms of control used to manage these behaviors.

In this interdisciplinary concentration, students will examine crime, deviance, law enforcement, legal systems, and corrections from a variety of perspectives. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of offenders and their motives, as well as critique society's efforts to control deviance and crime.

Course Requirements

This interdisciplinary concentration requires six units incorporating three disciplines: Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology.

Sociology - Select 2 Requirements
SOCI 237: DEVIANT BEHAVIOR done need
SOCI 238: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY done need
SOCI 334: CRIMINOLOGY done need
Note that SOCI 101 or INQ 260SO is a prerequisite for all of these courses. Certain sections of INQ 260SO may count for one of these requirements; see the coordinator for details.

Criminal Justice and Social Control - Select 2 Requirements

CJUS/POLI 211: CRIMINAL JUSTICE done need
CJUS 277: LAW AND SOCIETY done need
CJUS 231: JUVENILE JUSTICE done need
CJUS 325: COMPARATIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT done need
CJUST/SOCI 326: COMPARATIVE CORRECTIONS done need
Note for CJUS/SOCI 326, see the catalog listing for that course for additional prerequisites.
Psychology - Select 1 Requirement
PSYC 230: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY done need
PSYC 270:Drugs and Behavior done need
Note that PSYC 101 is a prerequisite for all of these courses. Certain sections of PSYC 240 Special Topics may count for one of these requirements; see coordinator for details.
Experiential Learning - Select 1 Requirement
Internship (SOCI 416, CJUS 416, or PSYC 316 done need
Independent Study (SOC 406, CJUS 406, or PSYC 406 done need
Departmental Honors Project (SOCI 496, CJUS 496, or PSYC 496 done need
Note that approval of the coordinator is required for any of the three of these to count in the concentration; students must complete four of the requirements in the other categories before completing this requirement.

Coordinators

Please contact Professor Diane Brogan at dbrogan@roanoke.edu or Dr. Kristi Hoffman at khoffman@roanoke.edu for more information or declare the concentration.

 
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