Feb 26, 2024  
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRIM 411 - Race, Ethnicity and Crime


An analysis of the relationship between race, ethnicity and crime, based on the involvement of racial minorities in crime in the criminal justice system. This course addresses the role of racism in theories of crime and in American law and the treatment of minorities by the various components of the criminal justice system and the differentials in offending, processing, victimization, and employment in criminal justice agencies. “Race” and “crime” are examined as “social constructs” which have acquired their meaning through the interaction of human groups within social and historical contexts. Main Campus Fall Only Prerequisite(s): CRIM 231  and CRIM 232  OR Instructor Permission