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CRIME, DEVIANCE, AND SOCIAL CONTROL

Course Number: SOCL-201

Course Description: A sociological approach to the study of crime and deviance. Emphasis on the social construction of crime/deviance, social causes of criminal/deviant behavior, and mechanisms used to control and punish those who break laws and violate social norms. Exploration of issues such as violent behavior, white- and blue-collar crime, drug use, gangs, and disparities in the criminal justice system. 4 credits. (IS or US)

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