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.
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.|
Dr. Chad Morris, assistant professor of anthropology, receives the inaugural Harris Rising Star Award from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.