Syllabus Spring 2008

Syllabus Spring 2008 - UNION COLLEGE Department of...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
UNION COLLEGE Department of Sociology Spring 2008 Crime and Justice in Society (Sociology 261) Times: Room: SSCI 017 Instructor: Jenny Dillman Marks, MA; MSW Office: 36 Union Avenue - Room 204 Telephone: (518) 330-3037 Email: Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays before & after class and by appointment. Please feel free to contact me if problems, concerns or questions arise regarding any aspect of the course. You are welcome to send me an email message, or leave a voice message on my phone at any time. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will focus on the social construction of crime and criminal behavior. Basic crime theory will be used as an analytical framework for understanding what constrains and motivates criminal behavior. Primary focus for this course is on the corrections system. Throughout the course, the complexities and challenges of the corrections system will be explored using a critical lens toward issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, gender, and geography, and how these phenomena intersect with corrections, public perception, and each other. The history of correctional thought and practice, as well as consideration of the consequences and effects of modern-day practices will also be discussed. Course content will be introduced and examined through readings, lectures, discussions, small group work, and a variety of assignments in and out of the classroom. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: 1. Clear, T.R., Cole, G.F., & Reisig, M.D. (2009) American Corrections (8 th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing 2. Agnew, R. (2005) Why Do Criminals Offend: A General Theory of Crime and Delinquency . Los Angeles: Oxford University Press 3. New York: Harper Collins 1
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Attendance and Participation (worth 10 points) : It is expected that you will attend every class session. If you come into the classroom after attendance has been taken, it is your
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PHIL 255 taught by Professor Collin during the Spring '08 term at Union.

Page1 / 4

Syllabus Spring 2008 - UNION COLLEGE Department of...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online