Fundamentals of Criminology/ Criminal Behavior

Lydia Voigt
College of Social Sciences

Service learning is optional for this course.

Students may opt to complete a service learning project on behalf of Center for Restorative Approaches or complete a service learning placement with one of the preapproved agencies below.

Time commitment: 20 hours

Transportation time credit
Taking more than one service learning class?

Learning objective: Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the cultural, legal, and scientific conceptualizations of crime and criminal behavior by engaging with the community in solidarity and in support and advocacy of social justice and human rights.

Students may opt to complete a service learning placement with one of the following preapproved agencies:

APEX Youth Center
Freret Neighborhood Center
Good Shepherd School
Harry Tompson Center
NET Charter High School
New Orleans College Preparatory Academies
New Orleans Family Justice Center
Orleans Public Defenders
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Wage Claim Clinic at the Workplace Justice Project
Wilson Charter School

How to get started

  1. Watch the video "Getting Started with Your Service Learning Placement."
  2. Take this quiz to make sure you know everything you need to know about the placement process.
  3. Get your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  4. Document all your hours using a service learning timesheet. Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester (midterm and last day of the semester). Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for deadlines.
  5. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will be go to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.