Criminal Justice-coas | Gangs
P493 | 1497 | Oliver
This course provides a general overview of issues related to street gangs in
contemporary America. Special emphasis is placed on racial, ethnic, and
gender differences among street gangs.
Required Readings: Jah, Y. and Keyah, S. (1995). Uprising - Crips and
Bloods Tell the Story of America's Youth in the Crossfire. New York:
Klein, M. (1995). The American Street Gang.
New York: Oxford University Press.
Performance Evaluation: 1. Position Paper - 50%
2. Written Assignments Related to Required
Readings - 50%
Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (R, 2:30-5:00P, SY 200)
Course Will Satisfy: CJUS major 400-level requirement
Instructor: Professor William Oliver, Criminal Justice Department