SOC 215
Crime
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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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; human trafficking of women and girls; white-collar scams 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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 1121
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: mandatory attendance, randomly-called class presentations, short papers, final exam, and a term paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students, sophomores, and majors in Anthropology and Sociology
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives
LGST Interdepartmental Electives

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  • SOC 215 - LEC Crime
    SOC 215 LEC Crime
    Division II
    Not offered

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