Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

CCJ 317 Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Racial disparity is a major focus of the field of criminology and criminal justice. This course provides an understanding of the tools used to describe, theoretically explain, and empirically examine the complex relationship between race, crime, and victimization in the United States. The course focuses on all major racial and ethnic groups who are disproportionately justice-impacted--including both victims and offenders. The influence of race at all stages of the criminal justice system is examined.


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