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Provides an introduction to the study of crime, understanding the causes of crime, and examines theoretical frameworks and theories to explain criminal behavior. Within a social context, consideration is given to how theories have emerged and understand how social context contributes to explanations of crime. Examination of the nature of crime, crime victimization, crime patterns, types of crime, crime statistics, and criminal behavior is also included. Note: This course was previously listed as CRJ 230.