[SOCI 259] Race and Juvenile Justice

This course examines the juvenile justice system through the social context of historically constructed racial/ethnic hierarchies. It examines the history of the juvenile justice system and how social forces shape contact, entry, and processing in the system. This includes a focus on policing, as well as the school-to-prison pipeline. We particularly focus on how the unequal distribution of resources, status, and power both shape and are reflected in these processes. We also examine current juvenile justice reform efforts. This class relies on the synthesis of scholarly research in the field with current ‘real life’ scenarios occurring in the world surrounding us.

Course Title

Race and Juvenile Justice

Course Code

SOCI 259




Prerequisites: Sociology 100 and sophomore standing.
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