SOC 355 Crime and Deviance

This course is an introduction to social scientific approaches to understanding crime and deviance. We will approach the study of deviance from a mix of theoretical perspectives. We will focus on criminal and non-criminal forms of deviance with the goal of understanding how social constructions of deviance change over time and are contingent upon other factors such as, race, class, gender, location and differences in power. The format of the course will rely heavily on discussion, students will engage with the material through the assigned readings, small group activities, and large group discussions.




ANT 110 or SOC 110 or permission of the instructor.