CJ-705

Course Number

CJ-705

Course Name

Class, Race, Gender & Justice

Course Credits

3.00

Description

'An in-depth examination of the inequalities within the criminal justice system and its relationship to structural inequalities within the wider society. This course will examine the theoretical and empirical debates on the disparities in law and justice based on race, class and gender. Topics include: wrongful convictions and racial prejudice; the war on drugs and the politics of race; gender and the issue of judicial leniency; victimization and class. Case study materials focus on current debates of seminal issues.'