Course Description for Minorities and Crime
Minorities and Crime
This course provides an overview of the role of race, social class, and ethnicity in the American criminal justice system. It examines the historical impact that the criminal justice system has had on minorities in this country, as well as the role that crime (primarily felony crime) has played in the lives of various minorities within American society. Emphasis will also be placed on both offense and victimization patterns within black and Hispanic communities.