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In this course we will discuss issues and practice techniques in the major qualitative methods of conducting ethnography. Class will combine lecture, discussion, online contributions and student presentations. Over the course of the term, each student will develop a research project utilizing... Read more

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Participants will develop organizational and activist skills, understand how social change occurs, and link theory to concrete organizing practice in the community. Course blends critical analysis of organizing theories and methods with hands-on projects.

How are race and gender constructed and regulated in U.S. law?  How have activists challenged such constructions and regulations?  Is it possible to use the law even as we critique it?  How can we demystify the power of the law and legal language?  Why is it important to see the intersections... Read more

What is crime? How do we measure the extent of crime? Is the image of crime we see in the media accurate? Why do some people engage in criminal activities while others do not? Why do crime rates differ between cities, regions, and countries, as well as over time? What is the most effective way... Read more

This course will explore systems of inequality and their relationship to 'crime,' violence and the criminal justice system. Students will gain a firm understanding of race, class, gender, and sexuality as categories of analysis and as structures, which influence the life course. How is the body... Read more

This course will explore systems of inequality and their relationship to ‘crime,’ violence and the criminal justice system. Students will gain a firm understanding of race, class, gender, and sexuality as categories of analysis and as structures, which influence the life course. How is the body... Read more

Law and Society represents a rich area of study, drawing on a diverse array of academic disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, philosophy, economics, cultural studies and political science. This course will provide a broad overview of the field’s central questions, including: what... Read more

Sexuality interact with the way crime happens, and is treated in and out of the criminal justice system.We will explore myths vs. reality when it comes to assumptions about gender and crime, and how the unique ways we socialize girls and women, as well as boys and men, shape criminality inside... Read more

By now you have spent time thinking about the ways we, as a society, define, monitor, punish and talk about crime. In this course, you will dive into one of the most important aspects of criminology— criminological theory. In this class, we will explore various sociological explanations for why... Read more

Youth crime has historically been the focus of considerable interest by the public, media, and government officials. Though young people have undoubtedly always engaged in rule-violating behavior, it was during the early 19th century that our more modern conception of the “delinquent” was... Read more

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