Criminal Homicide

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Course No: CRIM.6510-061; SIS Class Nbr: 9934; SIS Term: 2830
Course Status: Open

Course Description

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

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
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  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Paul Tracy
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2019: Jan 22 to Apr 07
  • 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, Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Prevention, Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology, Graduate Certificate in Victim Studies

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