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Criminal Justice (CRIMJ)

CRIMJ 451 (US) (CRIM 451) Race, Crime, and Justice (3) This course focuses on the significance of race, class, and ethnicity to criminal justice processing and criminal offending.

CRIMJ (CRIM) 451 Race, Crime, and Justice (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This class is designed to explore the relationship between the criminal justice system and racial minorities in the United States. Students will examine theoretical issues of race and justice, as well as empirical understandings of the relationship between race, crime, and the criminal justice system. Students will endeavor to understand some of the economic, political, and sociological reasons why racial minorities are over-represented in the criminal justice system. Students will also explore normative issues of justice and equity in broader social interactions that influence and are influenced by crime and the criminal process.This course may be used towards the additional courses requirements for the CLJ BS/BA and ADM J degrees. It will also satisfy the Intercultural/International competence (GI). Students will be evaluated by a midterm and final exam, a term paper and class participation. This course will be offered twice a year with 60 seats per offering.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CRIMJ 100

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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