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This course is designed to teach the students the fundamental theories and principles of criminology as they relate to policing. A career in policing requires that individuals have a solid, basic understanding of crime as it relates to various societies past and present, explanations of crime, and patterns of criminal behaviour. Important to the success of police work is knowledge pertaining to the nature, extent, and causes of crime, characteristics of criminals, problems apprehending and convicting offenders, rehabilitation, and the prevention of criminal acts in the future.

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