Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

CCJ 325U Crime in the City

Crime is a relatively rare event. Urban crimes, in particular, tend to happen in specific and predictable locations. In this class, we introduce a set of criminological theories that explore the role that city structure plays in influencing human behavior and shaping where crime events occur. By understanding both where and why crimes concentrate in specific locations, we are able to introduce approaches for addressing and preventing these crime concerns. Throughout this course, we use our own routines and experiences to understand how environmental crime theories apply within our own lives.


  • Up one level
  • 300