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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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CRJ 345 - Animal Cruelty and the Criminal Justice System


Units: 3
An overview of the different types of animal cruelty, global perspectives of the treatment of animals, and criminal justice response to animal cruelty. Additionally, this class addresses domestic and transnational legislative trends related to animal cruelty.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Define the specific types of animal cruelty;
  2. Identify legislative trends addressing the welfare of animals, and criminal justice response addressing animal cruelty;
  3. Analyze theoretical perspectives used to explain animal cruelty and offenders of animal abuse;
  4. Examine animal cruelty as an antecedent to delinquency, family violence, and homicide.




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