SJS 2 Social Justice, Law, and Crime.

The goal of this sequence is to introduce students to social justice studies from a sociological perspective, with particular focus on law and crime. The objectives of the sequence are: (a) to explain how various sociological and philosophical theories of justice contribute differentially to justice-based policies, programs and declarations/covenants at both national and global levels; (b) to evaluate consistencies and disparities between micro- and macro-level efforts to achieve social justice; (c) to link core sociological concepts and theories across the three levels of courses; (c) to facilitate personal insights for reflecting and acting in a morally just way.

1. SJS/SOC 165 Introduction to Social Justice Studies (3); and

2. SOC 201 Social Problems (4), or
SOC 202 Social Deviance (4); and

3. SOC 352 Criminology (3), or
SOC 409 Systems of Justice (3), or
SOC 412 Sociology of Law (3) , or
SOC 413 Juvenile Delinquency (3)

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