Introduction to Criminology: Explaining Crime

Learn to Speak About Criminal Psychology and the Sociology of Crime Like an Expert

Have you ever wondered why some people commit crime? Do you want to better understand criminology and provide expert insights in discussions about crime?

What you’ll learn

  • Speak about criminology like an expert even if you’ve never followed a criminology course in college..
  • Transform the way in which you understand why people commit crime..
  • Educate the people around you about the backgrounds of criminal behavior..
  • Apply your newly gained knowledge by critically assessing daily news items about real crimes..
  • Improve your performance in criminology classes..

Course Content

  • Introduction: Let’s Talk About Crime –> 5 lectures • 12min.
  • “Born To Be A Criminal”: The Role of Biology and the Body –> 5 lectures • 11min.
  • The Psychology of Crime: Personality, Mental Disorders, and Psychopathy –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • “The Calculating Criminal”: Classic Explanations –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • Learning Crime in Groups: Sociology, Social Processes, and Learning –> 5 lectures • 22min.
  • Why Would You NOT Commit Crime? Social Control Explanations –> 5 lectures • 16min.
  • Can Punishment Lead To Crime? Labeling –> 5 lectures • 17min.
  • The Influence of Our Environment –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • Wanting What You Can’t Have: On Strain and Stress –> 5 lectures • 14min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • BONUS Lecture –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Introduction to Criminology: Explaining Crime

Requirements

  • An interest in the fundamentals of criminology as well as in example studies and cases..
  • A willingness to learn and be open-minded..
  • The course is designed for all study levels..
  • No prior criminological education or upfront reading is necessary. A list of articles and books for further reading will be provided..

Have you ever wondered why some people commit crime? Do you want to better understand criminology and provide expert insights in discussions about crime?

If that is the case, this course is for you. In this criminology course – the first of its kind on Udemy – I will give you a full introduction to the ins and outs of explaining crime.

You’ll Learn the full Spectrum of Criminology

Every day, we are confronted with real crime stories in the newspaper, on TV, and online. This course will go beyond the quick soundbites and headlines of news stories and help you understand the backgrounds of criminal behavior.

In this course, we’ll cover several core domains of criminology:

–          The Psychology of Criminal Minds – How can the mind contribute to crime?

–          The Body and Crime – How do biological factors (e.g., genes, the brain) come into play when it comes to criminal behavior?

–          Decision-Making – How and why do people choose to commit crime?

–          Sociology and Social Influence – How do the people and the places around us influence our criminal behavior?

Every topic is covered with comprehensive videos and slide presentations. You will also get examples of major studies, thought exercises, and case studies. At the end of each section, you can test your newly gained knowledge in a short quiz.

This course is based on a university curriculum. But instead of having to show up in a lecture room, reading a full textbook, and paying college tuition, you can enroll in this course in your own time and at your own convenience.

Your Instructor is an Expert

I have designed this course to provide you with the best learning experience possible. I am an experienced criminologist with a Ph.D. and have done research, teaching, and public speaking for more than ten years now. I’m friendly and approachable and you’re more than welcome to ask me any questions that you may have as you go through the course.

No Risk!

This course comes with a full 30-day money-back guarantee. So if for some reason, you are not satisfied, you can get your money back anytime.

You’ll Transform the Way You Understand Crime

After completing this course, you will never look at crime and criminal behavior in the same way. You’ll be able to analyze crime, understand the backgrounds of criminal behavior, and inject everyday discussions with new insights into how crimes comes about.

This course is NOT for people who are seeking a lengthy, detailed treatment of criminological theory. Instead, I will give you a clear and concise overview of explanations for crime with lots of examples.