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SOCY 3307 Race in the Criminal Justice System (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This class will examine the growth of the prison system and its relationship to structural racism in the United States. Students will examine the historical context in which the prison system expanded and privatized, with specific reference to desegregation and changes in the United States’ immigration and national security policies. A heavy emphasis will be placed on differences in how deviance is defined for peoples of different races, genders, classes and sexual orientations.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Julia Bates

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17