Course Description –
Students will examine racial, ethic and class identities in terms of their impact on individual experiences of the law, crime, justice, victimization, stigma, and punishment/rehabilitation. Further, students examine sociological and criminological theory and research on these issues. Students will pay special attention to the role of race and theories of crime in the American criminal justice system. Students will explore the treatment of minorities by the various components of the criminal justice system.
- CRJU 2000
Required Course Resources –
- Course textbook:
- The Color Of Justice, Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America 5th ed.; Samuel Walker, Cassia Spohn and Miriam Delone. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
- ISBN 978-1-111-34692-8.
Course Learning Outcomes –
The student will learn how race and ethnicity are central to understanding crime and criminal justice in America.
The student will be able to discuss recent trends in criminal justice, the current crime situation in America, emerging problems in the criminal justice system, and how all of these factors affect race, ethnicity, and justice.