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Course No: CRIM.6510-061; SIS Class Nbr: 8970
A survey of the nature and extent of criminal homicide. There will be five main components: statutory definitions of homicide; theories of homicide; homicide rates over time and across jurisdictions; trends and patterns in homicide characteristics; and cross-cultural comparisons. Homicide is an important topic in criminology for three reasons: (1) it is the crime of greatest severity in any penal code; (2) it is a fairly reliable barometer of all violent crime; and (3) at a national level, no other crime is measured as accurately, precisely, and comprehensively.
Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor
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- Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
- Instructor: Paul Tracy
UMass Lowell Bookstore
When Offered & Tuition
- Online Course
- Spring 2017: Jan 17 to Apr 01
- Course Level: Graduate
- Tuition: $1725
- Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.
Related Programs: M.A. in Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention Certificate, Forensic Criminology Certificate, Victim Studies Certificate
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