SOC 368 - Criminology
Section: 201
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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This course provides an introduction to the sociological study of crime, criminality, and criminal victimization. We begin our exploration by surveying differing definitions of 'crime' itself, including the politics involved in the creation of new criminal categories such as 'hate crime.' After analysis of the problematic nature of the creation and use of official criminal statistics, we then review major theoretical explanations of the nature and causes of crime. The social patterning of criminal acts and criminal victimization is then investigated across a variety of crime types, including violent, property, white collar crime, and the crimes of elite members of society. Throughout, much attention is given to the ways that crime and criminality vary in relation to race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, and to the classed and gendered nature of crime categories, criminal activities, and criminal victimization.

SOC 368 - Criminology
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201 (LEC)
MWF 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780195330625
Criminology., Author: Piers Beirne, James W. Messerschmidt., Publisher: Oxford University Press 4th ed. 2007
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