Sociology | Criminology
S325 | 26735 | Christian


ABOVE SECTION OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATES ONLY

Have you ever wondered why rich people steal?  Or why some people
commit crimes and others do not?  Why some people get caught and not
others?  In this class we will attempt to address these issues as
well as cover substantive topics that fall under the umbrella of
criminological studies.  The aim of this course is to familiarize
students with the sociological perspective regarding crime,
criminality, social control mechanisms, and the criminal justice
system.  Throughout the semester we will examine a variety of
different theoretical perspectives on how crime is defined and has
evolved throughout history, how criminals are “managed” in the
criminal justice system, as well as cover topics such as white-collar
crime, government crime, youth violence, murder, drug crimes and
policies.