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Criminology and Criminal Justice

An overview of the nature of crime in the Caribbean and the different approaches used to understand criminal behaviour. The course seeks to ground students with an understanding of the causes of crime, the major methods for measuring crime, as well as the dominant theoretical perspectives in the field of Criminology. ‘The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an in-depth understanding of the nature, causes and consequences of crime and its relation to security and justice. In addition, this course also brings into question, the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in dealing with the nature of criminality.

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