Criminology (Arizona State University)

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    Arizona State University

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    USD 39,210

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Program Description

Criminology is the scientific study of the causes¸ consequences and prevention of crime. It emphasizes tracing the deepest roots of crime and studies the sociological, economic and psychological factors that influence the development of a criminal mindset. Arizona State University has a large, world-class criminology faculty dedicated to helping students develop the skills needed to fight crime before it happens.

Students learn how to analyze existing and emerging factors that influence crime, how policies and practices of governments and law enforcement can both reduce and increase crime rates, and how to communicate effectively with other criminology and criminal justice professionals. They will study the history of criminology and crime control, current methods for fighting crime and the most up-to-date theories for reducing the factors that tend to nurture future criminals.

A Bachelor of Science in criminology is most typically a four-year, 120-credit program, although accelerated options exist. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning, and internship opportunities exist in over 200 agencies.

About School

ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.

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