The course explores theoretical explanations for criminal behavior, empirical research on crime in diverse contexts and policy debates on crime control and punishment in the U.S. We will place particular emphasis on contemporary issues in criminology such as mass incarceration, felon disenfranchisement, the death penalty, sentencing and innocence, police brutality and the #Black Lives Matter movement, gender and crime, sexual assault on college campuses, white collar crimes, the future of prisons and the prison industrial complex. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or sophomore standing.
Pérez Reisler, José Rafael, "SOC 215 Criminology Pérez Reisler Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 159, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.