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SOC 355 Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice (3 credits)

This course studies the criminal justice system with relation to race and ethnicity. Readings and class discussion will examine courts, corrections, and law enforcement and the possibility of racist policies and practices within them. Topics for study include the death penalty, urban unrest and riots, black-on-black crime, and many other issues related to race, crime, and criminal justice. The course will begin with a brief background of theories of race more generally, before discussing criminal justice topics. Criminal Justice elective.