The study of the development and contemporary operations of criminal justice agencies, from police through probation and parole, focusing upon "power elites" and the use of discretion. US Society course.
The philosophical and historical foundations of American and non-American criminology, law, and justice. Focus on diversity, due process, equality, liberty, punishment, social control and legal institutions and procedures. US Society course.
A review of criminological theories, organizational decision-making, and a consideration of contemporary criminology, law, and justice policies with specific attention to race, class, and gender. US Society course.
Causes and consequences of violence in the United States and in other societies. Various theories of violence are discussed and used to analyze individual, group, and governmental violence. US Society course.
Development of law and legal institutions from historical, comparative, and contemporary perspectives; interrelationships of law, custom, morality, and social change; the legal profession. US Society course.