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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 616 - Cities & Crime
This course examines the relationship between cities and crime from a place-based theoretical, empirical, and policy perspective. The goal will be to provide students with a solid understanding of the urban environment from a criminological perspective and to explore whether and how crime policy and the criminal justice system is responsive to theory and empirical evidence on cities (place) and crime. Specifically, students will learn how to: 1) sharpen their assessment of current crime control policy and criminal justice system practice; 2) assess the value and application of place-based theoretical orientations to crime from a policy perspective; 3) identify assumptions and values supporting crime policy and their implications for the criminal justice system; and 4) make effective policy arguments based in theory and empirical research on place and crime. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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