Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SOA 250 - Sociology of Crime (4 Cr.)

(formerly SOC 250) (GCR Social and Behavioral Sciences area)
This course highlights the social construction of crime by examining the social factors that impact how we define, recognize, measure, and respond to criminal behavior. Using criminological theory, the course traces how ideas surrounding the nature of crime and punishment have changed and continue to change across time and place. The course also gives special attention to the intersections between various forms of social stratification and experiences with crime and the criminal justice system, including police, courts, and prisons. Offered 2022-2023 and alternate years. Mullaney.