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This course is designed to provide an analytical perspective to the meaning of community, theories that explain community-level crime, and police decision-making at the community level. The primary focus will be directed toward an exploration of the various theoretical approaches to explaining community-level crime, with a special emphasis on police action. This course will enable students to become proficient in the topic of community-level theories of crime and determine whether communities perpetuate or prevent criminal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to a Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate degree program, or UNO SCCJ Graduate Program Coordinator permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.