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☑ Speak about criminal careers like an expert even without a prior criminology education.
☑ Change the way you understand criminal behavior.
☑ Confidently talk to others about why people commit crime.
☑ Use your new knowledge in discussing and critically analyzing real crimes in the daily news.
☑ Improve your grades in criminology and criminal justice classes.
Welcome to this Introduction to Life Course Criminology course, which explains how criminal careers develop using principles from the sociology of crime and criminal psychology.
Why do some people start committing crime, and why do others not? Why do some offenders commit crime their whole life, and why do others not? How can offenders change their criminal careers and stop? This course will teach you how and why criminal careers develop the way they do using a lens from sociology and criminal psychology.
Understand Criminal Careers from All Angles
In this course, we’ll cover the fundamental areas of life course criminology:
- The Development of Criminal Careers – What does the life course of offenders look like?
- Different Types of Offenders – Are there different groups of offenders and what are they?
- Early Risk Factors – What childhood characteristics can put children on a pathway to crime?
- Turning Points – What life events can help offenders to stop committing crime?
- Specialization versus Generalization – Do offenders specialize in one crime type or do they commit all types of crime?
The course includes comprehensive videos and slide presentations. To maximize engagement, I discuss many examples of major studies and include quizzes for you to test your new knowledge. A list of articles and books for further reading is provided.
This course is modeled on a college-level curriculum on life course criminology that is included in many major criminology and sociology studies. Bu instead of combing through dense academic books, going to a college classroom every week and pay accordingly, you can follow this course in your own time and for an affordable price.
You can Trust Your Instructor
I am a university research associate with a Ph.D. in criminology and many years of experience doing research, teaching, and public speaking. My own research has appeared in the top criminology journals and has been featured in the media, so I’m knowledgeable about the core issues and the latest, cutting edge research in the area. I’m approachable and always happy to talk to students, so you should feel free to ask any questions that come up before or while following the course.
This course comes with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. So if you’re not completely satisfied, you’ll get your money back, no questions asked.
You literally can’t lose.
Take Action Today and Change the Way You Think about Crime
Understanding the backgrounds of crime and criminal careers can change the way you view the world. It will make you an expert in everyday discussion about crime, and can help you in your career by increasing your ability to critically analyze and understand real life problems. Take action and enroll now if you want to take your knowledge about criminal careers to the next level.
Introduction to the Course
Crime Across the Life-Course
VIDEO: Introduction to the Fundamentals of Life Course Criminology
The Age-Crime Curve
VIDEO: Example: How About Aggression in Childhood?
Understanding Life Course Criminology and Sociology: Central Themes
VIDEO: Introduction to Central Themes in Life Course Criminology
When and Where You Live, incl. Example
VIDEO: The Timing of Lives, incl. Example
Linked Lives, incl. Example
VIDEO: Making Choices, incl. Example
How to Study Criminal Careers?
VIDEO: Introduction to Studying Life Course Criminology and Sociology
The Life Course in Numbers: Quantitative data
VIDEO: Example: Trajectories of Aggression
The Life Course in Words: Narratives and Stories
VIDEO: Example: The Jack Roller
Different Groups of Offenders
Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy
VIDEO: The Shape of Crime across the Life Course
Example: Who Is the Life-Course Persistent Offender?
VIDEO: Late Bloomers
How Do Late Bloomers Get Into Crime?
VIDEO: Example: Late Bloomers in Organized Crime
Criminal Career Dimensions
Do Offenders Specialize?
VIDEO: Example: Specialization Among Domestic Violence Offenders
What Does a Career Criminal Cost Society?
What Are Some Early Risk Factors?
Criminal Psychology: Early Risk Factors for Delinquency
VIDEO: Example: How Early Victimization Can Lead to Crime
Turning Points in Criminal Careers
The Age Graded Theory of Informal Social Control
VIDEO: Example: Divorce
VIDEO: Example: How Work Affects the Criminal Career
VIDEO: Example: The Moving To Opportunity Program
VIDEO: Example: Effects of Prisons on Lifers
Deciding to Stop Crime: Changes in Thinking and Doing
Transforming Oneself: Cognitive Transformation
VIDEO: Example: How Female Street Offenders Leave Crime
Life Course Criminology and Sociology: Conclusions
Really helpful and interesting course! I’d love to take more courses with her, everything is clear and she simplified everything. Quiz questions are easy and accurate to every section. Thank you so much!
Great introductory course! Hope to get more specialized courses like this on criminology on the future as well.