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SOC 134 (US) Crime, Delinquency and the Criminal Justice System (1)

This course examines the sociological interpretation of crime and delinquency, the persons involved in crime and delinquency, the social context of criminal behavior, law enforcement agencies, and the court and penal systems in the United States. Students will be introduced to the fundamental sociological theories of crime and delinquency and apply these concepts as they critically analyze various types of crime and the elements of the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: First and second-year students only, or consent of instructor.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Vysotsky