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Introduction to Crime, Deviance, and Social Control

Prof. Nidal Hijazi

3 Units

General Education: AA/AS Area V(b) (effective Summer 2012)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU

Hours: 54 hours LEC

This course introduces various sociological perspectives regarding issues of crime, deviance, and social control. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of how laws and cultural norms shape the definition and meaning of crime and deviance. Topics covered include street crimes, corporate crimes, white-collar crimes, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol abuse, lifestyle crimes, prison systems, capital punishment, rehabilitation, and the trend towards privatization of prisons. Field trips may be required.