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CJ 3600. The Criminal-Life Course. 3 Hours.

Covers developmental trajectories of criminal behavior, beginning with the question, "what are the origins of delinquency?" Breaks into three sections: 1) The nature vs. nurture debate, 2) Investigates persistence and desistance of criminal behavior from childhood through adolescence (framed by the social psychological factors influencing crime), and 3) Examines criminal careers of people who persist in crime through adulthood. Prerequisite: CJ 3270 (can be concurrently enrolled). FA.