SOC 215 Crime

Last offered Spring 2014

An examination of crime, criminals, and crime-fighters. Topics include: violent urban youth gangs in America; the recruitment, socialization, argot, culture, worldviews, and ethics of professional criminals, both in America and in the international arena; the stages of criminal careers; the violence inherent in the drug trade; the trafficking of girls and women; the illegal immigration industry; white-collar scams, fraud, and financial depredations; identity theft; the work worlds and habits of mind of crime-fighters, with a special focus on the work of uniformed police officers, detectives, federal agents, and state and federal prosecutors; the symbolic representations of criminals and crime-fighters in American and international popular culture; and the crisis of public social order. Special attention to the nature of criminal investigation.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: full participation in the seminar, class presentations, short mid-term paper, term paper
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: all students are required to submit an application essay in order to be included in the course
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3213
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SOC 215 SEM Crime Division 2: Social Studies Robert Jackall
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