Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCIOL 104 - Introduction to Systems of Criminal Justice

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

This course introduces students to the social scientific study of crime and criminal justice systems through a sociological perspective. Topics covered will include theories of the causes of crime; the structure and function of the police, courts, and correctional systems; and the experiences of people who are processed through the justice system. Special attention will be paid to controversial issues and public policy debates, and students will consider proposals for criminal justice reform. Students will also consider the relationships between criminal justice systems and society.