Course Description for Issues in Social and Criminal Justice
Issues in Social and Criminal Justice
Description: This graduate seminar explores sources of inequality in the application of criminal law, including concerns about disparities in the social class, race, and gender status both in prosecution of crimes and ultimately incarceration. How multiple and overlapping sources of inequality (â€œintersectionsâ€) operate simultaneously against particular groupings of citizens is explored. Sources of power, social control and inequality are examined in relation to the broader application of criminal law, punishment, and victimization.