Spring 2021 - Schedule of Classes
Prerequisite: SOC 250 or CJS 102 or CJS 302 or permission of instructor. Introduction to key concepts, explanations, and criminal justice application in the area of diversity and crime. Begins with an analytic overview of philosophical, ideological, economic, political and sociological principles underlying human diversity. Each dimension of human diversity is then examined as it relates to crime and criminal justice, with emphasis on historical development, social manifestations and practical impacts on specific representative populations. The last part of the course deals with diversity issues in crime and criminal justice with respect to social policy and criminal justice practice.