CRMJ361 FINAL - Loyola University Chicago CRMJ 372 Crime...

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Loyola University Chicago CRMJ 372: Crime, Race and Violence Final Examination Fall 2010 Instructor: Reuben Miller, AM Contact: [email protected] 312-208-0698 (cell) Please Answer the Following: 1. In the readings, Gabbidon and Greene, along with other authors we’ve read this semester, have suggested public opinion plays a central role in the U.S. criminal justice system. Drawing off readings from the course, discuss the role of public opinion in corrections outcomes and capital punishment in the United States. What are the racial implications of these outcomes? How do these outcomes impact crime rates in the U.S.? 2. The 911 tragedy brought the link between religion, terrorism and race to our doorstep. While fundamentalist Islam has been linked to terror attacks on the western world, a long standing history of terrorist bombings, shootings, and other incidents have been perpetrated largely by white Americans who identify as Christian. How do social scientists understand religious terror? How do religious extremists justify their actions? What are the racial implications of religious
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