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    Bridgewater State University
  Jan 22, 2018
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CRJU 352 - Urban Crime

(3 credits) Cross Listed with SOCI 352
Prerequisite: SOCI 102 and SOCI 300; or CRJU 201; or consent of instructor
This course examines urban and neighborhood crime. In addition to surveying theories of urban crime, disorder, and unrest, it examines responses to urban crime, including community policing, order maintenance policing, crime prevention through environmental design, and programs to ameliorate the deeper causes of crime. The course examines the effects of inequality, racial and ethnic discrimination, substance abuse and gun violence on urban crime. Another topic covered is the drop in urban crime rates during the 1990s. Offered alternate years.