CCJ 330 Crime Control Strategies
Explore ideas on what can be done to address, prevent, and control crime, as well as apply real-world policies and issues to answer some of those questions.
0:14 In the CCJ 330 course, Crime Control Strategies is something that I really think is an important topic.
0:24 The idea behind Crime Control Strategies is to try to answer this really important question; what should we do about crime?
0:35 There is a lot of concern, interest in crime as a topic. Something that we all sort of generally care about. A huge portion of our state and local budgets go to things that are termed as crime control yet we often don’t approach it using the most effective strategies. And the crime control strategies course really focuses on what can we do to address crime to prevent and control it in the most effective and cost effective way.
1:24 I think the most important things that students take away is the foundation to think more constructively about different things that they hear in the media or they are asked to vote on if they are policy makers talking about different proposed strategies and ideas. Let’s spend our money this way to try to address a crime problem. Or let’s vote that way to try to address a crime problem. And throughout the course the students are equipped with tools to evaluate or assess those kinds of claims and statements and also how to look up information if they really want to know does this seem like it is going to be a good idea? Does it seem like it is going to be effective? The course really provides tools for students to move beyond the class. To go beyond that and define what kinds of policies might actually make sense.
2:22 I’m Laura Hickman and I’ll be your professor.