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JUS 122 - Race and Justice

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course will explore the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, crime and the functioning of the criminal justice system, more specifically law enforcement and the courts. Students will examine the impact of race and ethnicity on the type of criminal activities and the response or reaction particularly of law enforcement as a representative of our society. Students will analyze other factors (such as social status, circumstances, and resources) and how they intersect with the system. Students will review the research that exists dealing with the topic of race, ethnicity, and crime to analyze integral parts of the social construction of "criminality."