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Crime, Justice, and Society

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M. Rocque

Course Long Title

Crime, Justice, and Society


This course provides a broad overview of crime and justice from a sociological perspective. Topics include why certain behaviors are deemed criminal and others are not, how and why criminal laws are developed, why some individuals break those laws, and the role of the criminal justice system in society. The course also considers theories of crime and justice, approaches to the measurement of crime, the social factors associated with crime, and media representations and public perceptions of crime and justice. Recommended background: one course in sociology.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

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