Program Requirements for Crime, Deviance & Social Control

Crime, Deviance, and Social Control Concentration

Dr. Kristi Hoffman and Dr. Kristin Richardson, Coordinators

A concentration in Crime, Deviance, and Social Control offers students the opportunity for focused study on the behaviors designated by societies as deviant and criminal as well as methods and forms of control used to manage these behaviors. In this interdisciplinary concentration, students will examine crime, deviance, law enforcement, legal systems, and corrections from a variety of perspectives. In addition, students will gain a better understanding of offenders and their motives, as well as critique society’s efforts to control deviance and crime. This interdisciplinary concentration requires six units incorporating three disciplines: Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology.

This concentration requires 6 units: SOCI/CJUS 240: Inequality in Criminal Justice, 1 Sociology, 1 Criminal Justice, and 1 Psychology course (see list of approved courses) as well as 2 approved electives (see #5 below).

1. SOCI/CJUS 240: Inequality in Criminal Justice (required, taught every spring term)

2. Sociology - Select one course:

SOCI 237: Deviant Behavior
SOCI 238: Juvenile Delinquency
SOCI 334: Criminology (see catalog for prerequisites)

3. Criminal Justice - Select one course:

CJUS 211: Criminal Justice
CJUS 231: Juvenile Justice
CJUS 325: Comparative Law Enforcement
CJUS/SOCI 326: Comparative Corrections (see catalog for prerequisites)

4. Psychology – Select one course (see catalog for prerequisites for both of these courses):

PSYC 332: Drugs and Behavior
PSYC 381: Abnormal Psychology

5. Electives – Two units chosen from those listed above or from Selected Topics, HNRS, or INQ courses, Independent Studies, Internships or Honors in the major, as approved by the coordinator.


Professor Kristi Hoffman ( and Lecturer Kristin Richardson (