Criminal Justice-coas | Race, Class & Crime
P680 | 1548 | 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 (W, 2:30-5:00P, SY 001)

Instructor:	Professor Leon Pettiway, Criminal Justice Department