SWK 381. Race, Class, Gender and Crime.
(3-0-3); I, II.
This course focuses on the intersection of race, class and gender membership with regard to treatment within criminal justice system by police, judges, juries and actual sentencing decisions including the death penalty. The course also provides insights about the unique types of crime most likely to be perpetrated by specific demographic groups. Students are also exposed to criminological theories that explain criminal justice system disparity, discrimination, and differences in actual offending patterns. Equates with CRIM 380 and WST 380.