Criminal Justice-coas | Violence in the Black Community
P493 | 1425 | Oliver


This course examines the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence among African
Americans.  Major emphasis will be devoted to an analysis of how various social factors (e.g.,
racial discrimination, female-headed families, drug abuse and dysfunctional definition of
masculinity) contribute to violence in the African American community.
Readings: Hampton, Robert L. (1991).  "Black Family Violence: Current Research and
Theory"  Lexington, Mass:  Lexington Books
Anderson, Elijah (1996).  "Code of the Streets"  Chicago: University of Chicago
Press
Oliver, William (1994).  "The Violent Social World of Black Men"  New York:
Lexington Books.
Requirements:  Final grade for the course will be determined on the following criteria:
Research Paper      70%
Final Exam          30%
Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (M, 2:30-5:00P, SY 004)
Course Will Satisfy:     CJUS major 400-level requirement
Instructor:    Professor William Oliver, Criminal Justice Department