CRIM 380. 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 the 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 WST 380 and SWK 381.