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Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology

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Review the fundamentals of criminology at any time with the Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology course. The course contains short video lessons and practice quizzes that can boost your understanding of the field for school, work or fun.
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21 Chapters in Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology

21 chapters in Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology

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Lesson 1 - What Are Violent Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is Assault? - Definition of an Intentional Tort Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is a Hate Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19030].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19030].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20151].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20151].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Is Stalking? - Definition, Types, Signs & Laws Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19444].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19444].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19437].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19437].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Kidnapping? - Definition, Facts & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19441].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19441].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is Capital Murder? - Definition & Cases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56794].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56794].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Serial Murder: Definition, Cases & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56779].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56779].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is Felony Murder? - Definition, Rule & Doctrine Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19446].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19446].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Second Degree Murder: Definition & Law Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56864].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56864].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Third Degree Murder: Definition & Law Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56865].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56865].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Voluntary Manslaughter: Definition, Examples & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19383].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19383].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Involuntary Manslaughter? - Definition, Examples & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19459].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19459].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Political Crime: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56666].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56666].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23491].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[23491].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Espionage: Definition, History, Acts & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21563].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21563].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37327].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37327].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15936].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Domestic Terrorism: Definition, History, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19466].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19466].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56728].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56728].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Counter Terrorism: Definition, Measures & Strategy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59335].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[59335].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Property Crime: Definition, Types & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19436].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19436].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Crimes Against Property: Definition, Cases & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21560].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21560].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What Is Theft? - Definition, Laws & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19534].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19534].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is Larceny? - Definition, Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Burglary: Definition, Degrees & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19067].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19067].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Arson? - Definition & Law Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Arson: Definition, Motivation & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[319575].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[319575].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Occupational Crime & Law: Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56665].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56665].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Green-Collar Crime: Definition, Examples, & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[319579].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[319579].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Is Organized Crime? - Definition, History & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21562].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21562].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Extortion? - Definition, Meaning & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56762].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56762].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is Money Laundering? - Definition, Techniques & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19042].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19042].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Victimology: Definition, Theory & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19054].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19054].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Concept & Cost of Victimization in Criminal Justice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Victims' Rights & Criminal Justice: History & Victims' Roles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29289].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29289].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Office for Victims of Crime: History, Role & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28825].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28825].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Understanding Victimization Risk: Lifestyle Factors & Routine Activities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28824].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28824].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Victim Precipitation: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56724].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56724].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Rational Choice Theory: Definition & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30465].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[30465].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Rational Choice Theory of Criminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31535].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31535].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Individual Trait Theory of Criminology: Factors & Biases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Trait Theory of Leadership in Criminology: Definition & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Biological Theories of Crime: Overview & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31538].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31538].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Psychological Theories of Crime: Assumptions & Weaknesses Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Somatotype: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56781].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56781].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Definition of Economic, Racial & Gender Disparity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56660].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56660].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Chicago School's Social Disorganization Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Merton's Strain Theory: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Sociological Theories of Crime: Overview & Features Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2729].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2729].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Secondary Deviance: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8067].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8067].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Social Process Theories in Criminology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56802].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56802].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Social Control Theory of Criminology: Origins & Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31543].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31543].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Social Learning Theory of Crime Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Theory & Crime: Labeling & Social-Conflict Theories Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42960].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42960].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Labeling Theory and Crime: Stigma & Retrospective and Projective Labeling Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Relationship Between Crime & Punishment Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Deterrence Theory of Punishment: Definition & Effect on Law Obedience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7084].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7084].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28184].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28184].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Intermediate Sanctions: Definition, Purpose & Advantages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25021].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25021].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Solitary Confinement: Definition & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56840].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[56840].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Corporal Punishment: History & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[53833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Capital Punishment? - Definition, History, Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19528].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19528].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - History of Corrections & its Impact on Modern Concepts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28183].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28183].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Prisoners: Characteristics of U.S. Inmate Populations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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Ch. 1:  Intro to Criminology
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Ch. 2:  Crime Categories, Characteristics & Elements
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Ch. 3:  Overview of Violent Crime
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Ch. 4:  Types of Murder
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Ch. 5:  Types of Sex Crimes
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Ch. 6:  Political Crime & Terrorism
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Ch. 7:  Basics of Property Crime
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Ch. 8:  Economic & Public Order Crimes
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Ch. 9:  Crimes of Moral Turpitude
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Ch. 10:  Understanding Cyber Crime
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Ch. 11:  Crime Patterns & Trends
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Ch. 12:  Victimization in Criminal Justice
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Ch. 13:  Measuring Crime through Criminal Justice Research
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Ch. 14:  Rational Choice & Trait Theories in Criminology
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Ch. 15:  Social Structure & Social Process Theories in Criminology
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Ch. 16:  Social Conflict Theories & Restorative Justice
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Ch. 17:  Developmental Theories of Crime
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Ch. 18:  American Criminal Justice Systems
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Ch. 19:  American Law Enforcement Agencies
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Ch. 20:  Police Roles & Policies
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Ch. 21:  Criminal Sanctions Used in Criminology
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