CRJS-5130 : Critical Criminology

Criminal Justice | College of Arts and Sciences | GR

  • LSAP Goal 2 Response to the Cry of the Poor
  • LSAP Goal 3 Ecological Economics
  • LSAP Goal 7 Community Resilience and Empowerment
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

About this Course

Examination of postmodern alternative theoretical frameworks and methodologies that deconstruct scientific thinking, language, and theoretical perspectives that have perpetuated oppression and have shaped construction of crime and power relations of justice and injustice. Focus on marxist, feminist, radical, and cultural perspectives that critically challenge traditional theories and perspectives on crime and justice with attention to the ways in which the politics of meaning around race, class, gender, age, sexual identity, and marginalized groups make their way into definitions of crime and the administration of justice.