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UB Graduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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SOC 511SEM - Inequality And Crime
Inequality And Crime YLU Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   24711   Enrollment Capacity:   18
Section:   YLU   Enrollment Total:   7
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   11
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN WITH RESERVES
Days, Time:   W , 2:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
Reserve Capacities
Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
Sociology GRAD: Seats Rsvd 4 4  
  Course Description
This seminar explores the relationship between social stratification and different crime and criminal justice issues. There are considerable debates over the causal relationship between inequality and crime. Some theories and research suggest inequality causes crime, while others argue criminal behaviors and social responses to these behaviors perpetuate social stratification. Throughout the semester, we will consider inequalities as both causes and consequences of crime. We will first explore the structure of stratification in U.S. society (e.g. income, race, gender) and how criminal behaviors vary across these different strata. Students will learn about alternate criminological theories and classic empirical studies relevant to the relationship between inequality and crime. In addition, the seminar will discuss how criminal justice policies in the U.S. maintain and reinforce social inequality.
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