Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course was engaging and always interesting making it hard to even have the urge to skip class. The professor was always keeping students alert with pop quizzes, and always added zest to lectures with his multiple anecdotes. The class does require both textbook and online readings, tests are challenging but overall i would highly reccomend this course as an elective if its not part of your intended major. And for those who to intend on majoring in Criminology and Law this course is a great introduction to your future ahead of you.
Throughout this course you learn the basic terminology any Criminologist would use in the field. You dip a little bit into the history aspect of the field, but mostly focus on the different methods used to spot crime, patterns of crime, as well as discrepancies amongst races and ethnicities in rising crime rates. There is also a lot of court cases that are touched upon in the online readings. The class mostly focuses on identifying types of crime and its reoccurring patterns. It also focuses on the deference of crime and touches on the current prison systems and its flaws. Death penalty is also discussed quite frequently/
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You have to purchase the book and read the online readings. This professor will frequently give out pop quizzes and they will usually be on the online readings. Tests are challenging and the given multiple choice answers are very similar so you really have to know the material in order to succeed on the exams. There are three exams and no cumulative final exam.