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CJS 263 Crime, Violence, and Climate Change 3.0 Credits

An undergraduate course that explores the impacts of climate change on crime and violence, both at the global and local levels. The course begins with an overview of climate change as both a scientific and social construct, then examines the primary theoretical model that links climate change with crime and violence. The course then focuses on the primary contexts within which climate change affects crime and violence, including mass migrations of refugees, droughts, major water events (e.g., monsoons), destruction of habit, and urban heat islands. The course culminates an a local examination of how urban heat has influenced shooting victimizations in Philadelphia since 2016, finally examining the state security implications of global warming.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Criminology and Justice Studies

Major: Criminology and Justice Studies Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS) Calendar Type: Quarter Total Credit Hours: 183.0 Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years) Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0401 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 21-0000

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