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Spring 2018-2019
* SOC 222 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Sociology of Crime and Punishment

Lynn S. Chancer

This course seeks to provide a sociological account of crime and punishment. Why do people commit crime? How should we respond to crime? How has crime policy changed over the past several decades? What are the consequences of recent crime policy? By reading classic and contemporary sociological research, policy analysis, and media coverage, we will explore the themes of crime and punishment in contemporary society.

Jack Katz, The Seductions of Crime
Beckett, Making Crime Pay

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of weekly reading. 10-15 page research paper. 1-2 page weekly reflection papers based on the readings.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 45%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40418 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed