Course: SOC 434. The Sociology of Law (3)
Preparatory: CJS 102. Introduction to the sociological study of law and the legal system, with emphasis on social analysis of criminal law and the courts. Specifically, the course addresses social perspectives on the origins of law and law-making, the application and enforcement of law, and the administration of justice through the legal process. Critical thinking and writing skills are emphasized in the course through the use of legal case study, essay examinations and a final research paper dedicated to the application of legal sociology to current crime issues.