Sociology | Criminology
S325 | 3636 | Soto

S325 Criminology    Soto 11:15-12:30 TR 3636

Crime is one of the most frequently discussed social phenomena
among members of society, especially given recent high profile
events such as the Jonesboro and Paducah killings and the
discussions and events surrounding the current President.  Less
often do we discuss the assumptions that lie behind discussions
of crime and criminal behavior.  What is a crime?  How are
definitions of crime legally and socially constructed?  What do
members of society consider serious and not so serious crimes?
This course will be centered around answering questions such as
these.  We will take a theoretical and empirical approach to the
study of crime and criminal behavior in society.