This course uses the sociological perspective to consider how deviance, crime, and punishment rate are “culturally defined, institutionally structured, and socially negotiated” (Harmann and Uggen 2014:xv). We will consider how socially constructed demographic categories such as race, social class, and gender are experienced differently in relation to society and the criminal justice system within that society. The focus will be on the balance between structured inequality and personal experiences in a complicated post-industrial society such as ours.
Prerequisite(s): CRMJS 1011 Introduction to Criminal Justice and SOC 1111 Introduction to Sociology.
A survey course providing an overall view of the criminal justice system, the law, law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.
This introductory course presents the basic processes of human interaction in everyday life while introducing students to the theories and methods governing social inquiry. The sociological perspective is used to study the impact of the forces of culture, socialization, social stratification, race, gender, and population on human thoughts and actions.
Offered in University College only.
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