Learning Objectives

1.1 Define criminology and describe the difference between the disciplines of criminology and criminal justice.

1.2 Identify the difficulties attached to defining crime.

1.3 Explain the difference between crime and criminality.

1.4 Describe the legal process required to “officially” become a criminal.

1.5 Discuss how thinking about crime and criminology is time and culture bound.

1.6 Examine the relationship between theory and policy in criminology.

1.7 Analyze the role of ideology in criminology.

1.8 Explain the connection between criminological theory and social policy.