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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology (SOC)
Race and Crime
Race and Crime
Fall 2015
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Examination of race, crime, and punishment in American society. Analysis of competing theoretical explanations for interracial differences in crime rates, and racial patterns in the apprehension, adjudication, and punishment of offenders.   
Drawing on a growing literature of the latest statistical, legal and social science research, this course addresses the issues of race, crime and punishment in American society today. At the conclusion of the semester, students will: • Understand the relationship between race and crime, and the competing theoretical explanations for intergroup differences in crime levels. • Apply recent theoretical and empirical research to explain how, to what extent, and why the race-crime relationship exists. • Analyze how race relations intersect with the rules that govern the apprehension, trial, and punishment of criminals. • Evaluate resolutions to the most important legal controversies that arise when legislative, administrative, or judicial policies or decisions are challenged on the grounds that they are racially unjust.
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jbb (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:50:07 GMT): Rollback: Please add learning outcomes and all CCAS boilerplate to syllabus.
twilson (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:33:09 GMT): Rollback: Please revise syllabus and resubmit
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