Course Details
SOCI 330 AX   Race and Crime Back to Results  

MaxActualRemainWaitlist
EnrollmentGeneral131030
Total131030

InstructorSimmons, Alicia D.
MeetsMW 120-235, ALUMNI 208
Pre-Requisites(SOCI 201 or SOAN 204) or (SOCI 250 or SOAN 210) or ALST 202
RestrictionsNo 2018 Only ALST SOAN SOCI Majors
DistributionSocial Science Requirement
Core AreaNone
Count TowardsALS1/African American Studies

View all courses taught by this instructor
View all courses in this department


This course uses a sociological approach to examine the relationship between race and crime in the contemporary United States, with a particular emphasis on the African American experience. Key areas of inquiry include the nature of mass incarceration, urban crime, the politics of the new law and order regime, the relationship between punitiveness and prejudice, racial profiling, the community-level impacts of mass incarceration, the legitimacy crisis facing the criminal justice system, media depictions of race and crime, and racial stereotyping. No first-year students admitted. Prerequisites: SOCI 201 or 250, or ALST 202, or permission of instructor. This course is crosslisted as ALST 330.