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Title: Alaska Law Officers' Training Program - Introduction to Criminology
Corporate Author: University of Alaska
Division of Statewide Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Alaska
College, AK 99701
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 274
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This correspondence course guide is intended to lead students through an introductory course on criminology.
Abstract: The course is one in a series which leads to an associate degree in Police Administration at the University of Alaska. The course includes 24 lessons divided into three sections. The first section acquaints the student with the field of criminology and examines crime as a social problem and as a form of behavior. It also covers the developement of law, the reporting of crime, and the demographic and sociocultural locations of crime. The second section considers drunkeness and narcotics, sex offenses, homicide and suicide, criminal careers as opposed to professional careers, organized crime, and white collar crime. Such causative factors as social disorganization, gang behavior, poverty, and self-concept are examined. The final section evaluates the police, courts, and corrections. Each lesson is presented in three parts: a reading assignment, comments, and written assignments. The required textbooks are listed in the introduction. An application for the final examination is included.
Index Term(s): Correspondence courses; Course materials; Criminology; Police training; Self instructional materials
Note: Police Administration 151
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