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CARLETONUNIVERSITYDEPARTMENT OFSOCIOLOGY ANDANTHROPOLOGYSOCI2450-AFALL2022CRIME&SOCIETYInstructor: Adina Ilea, PhDEmail:[email protected]Office Hours: By appointmentTeaching Assistants: Please see Brightspace for names and contact informationMethod of Delivery:This course will be offered asynchronously, meaning that there will not beany live, scheduled meetings. (However, the final exam will take place during a specific time, asscheduled by the University, during the formal final exam period).Recorded PowerPoint lectures will be posted on Fridays by 2:35 PM.Pre-requisites & Precluded Courses:SOCI 1001 and SOCI 1002, or SOCI 1003, or ANTH 1001 or ANTH1002.In this course, you are expected to learn from your texts, your teacher and from one another. Thisrequires striving towards understanding each other but it does not imply striving towards findingagreement. Our class will be racially, religiously, politically, culturally, generationally, andeconomically diverse. We will be of different gender identifications and sexual orientations andour lived experiences and reactions to the course material will reflect this diversity. Sharing ourperspectives and interpretations on the course material will enhance everyone’s learningexperience and you are encouraged to openly express any disagreements with the authors youwill read, with your fellow classmates, or with the Professor in the different participation forathat are available for this course. However, you are expected to conduct yourself in such a waythat shows the utmost respect to others who mayor may notshare your views. Derogatorycomments and hateful behavior towards others (and their views) will not be tolerated.Carleton University acknowledges the location of its campus on the traditional, uncededterritories of the Algonquin nation. In doing so, Carleton acknowledges it has a responsibility tothe Algonquin people and a responsibility to adhere to Algonquin cultural protocols.Course Description and Objectives:In this course, we will focus on social reactions to crime, criminalization processes, and thecriminal justice system, and their intersection with power relations and social inequalities. Wewill examine how various groups of people are criminalized, their experiences in the criminaljustice system, and the challenges they face when attempting to re-enter the community.
Alternatives to the criminal justice system, such as restorative justice and penal abolition willalso be explored.Reading(s)/Textbook(s):There is no textbook to purchase for this course. All the readings will be provided onBrightspace (under Ares Reserves). Additional short readings (usually news articles or op-edpieces) may be included in the PowerPoint lecture. Students are responsible for all content,including podcasts, films, short clips, and news articles included in the syllabus and /or in thelectures.

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