Graduate Catalog

SOC-526 SOCIOLOGY OF VIOLENCE

An in-depth study of the major sociological theories and relevant research pertaining to violence, including interpersonal, family, criminal and institutionalized violence. The normative and social situational context in which violence occurs are studied in terms of how persons are affected as perpetrators and victims. Historical, cross-cultural and contemporary forms of violence are analyzed to reveal the underlying social dynamics. Social responses to violence, including criminalization, public policies and prevention/treatment intervention strategies are reviewed. Prerequisites: SOC 201 or CRM 200 and one additional SOC or CRM course or permission of the Department Chair.

Credits

3

Distribution

Sociology & Criminology