Criminal Justice-COAS | Race, Class & Crime
P680 | 1563 | Pettiway


There is certainly no escaping the relationship between the question
of race and crime.  In addressing the issue, it is almost impossible
to talk honestly about the interaction of the two with offending or
even angering both majority and minority group members.  The truth is
much too terrible--race and racism continue to shape American life.

This course addresses a number of issues:  1) the contemporary
realities associated with race and crime from the standpoint of the
historical interconnections of the social, political and economic
processes that shape the life chances of minorities in American
society; 2) the definitional problems associated with the concepts of
race and crime; 3) the explanatory issues related to minority crime
causation; 4) the literature on the handling of minorities in the
criminal justice system.

Readings:	To be determined

Requirements:	To be determined

Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (M, 2:30-5:00P, SY
146)

Instructor:	Professor Leon Pettiway, Criminal Justice Department