2020-2021 Accelerated Undergraduate Catalog

CRJ 422 Race, Class and Criminal Justice

This class will give an overview of the American Criminal Justice system from point of arrest and trial through sentencing and incarceration, and discuss the significant ways that race and class play some part in every step of the process. Specifically, we will discuss the different rates of arrest and incarceration for minority communities in comparison with the majority community in the United States, and examine various explanations given for this. Students will be exposed to different theories and learn to critically examine given information.