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CJS 401. Introduction to Gang Issues

Credits: 3
Department: Criminal Justice
Description: Formation, continuance, and expansion of gangs; nature of, theoretical explanations for, response to, and public policies related to gangs in the United States.
Prerequisites: CJS 111 or instructor permission
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Establish a theoretical knowledge-base upon which to build comprehension of gang issues.
2. Develop a greater understanding of the nature of gangs and life as experienced by many of today's youth.
3. Increase critical thinking skills by identifying and discussing applications of appropriate theories within the scope of gang issues.
4. Increase verbal communication skills through class discussions.
5. Increase written communication skills through writing assignments.

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