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CCJS 201

This course briefly examines a variety of theoretical explanations of criminal and deviant behaviour involving biological, psychological and sociological perspectives. Criminological theory is also looked at in relation to various types of criminal activity and the reality of crime in Canada. Victimology is examined through crime statistics which again focus on the reality of crime in Canada as well as the correlates of criminal behaviour. Finally, the impact of theory on the development of an effective criminal justice system is discussed with an emphasis on public policy and future trends.