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Semester: Not Offered
Faculty: Bruce Western
The U.S. penal population now numbers more than 2.2 million people and nearly a third of all African American men will be sentenced to prison at some time in their lives. This course studies these and other crime and criminal justice trends, analyzing them from a sociological perspective. From this perspective, crime and state responses to crime are historically variable and often rooted in conflicts over the status of marginal social groups.
Also offered by the Sociology Department as Soc 171, but not offered in 2012-13.