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SOC 325L SOCĀ 325L. Sociology of Criminal Justice. 3 Hours.

Same as Urban Studies 325L. Examination of the police, courts, and prisons: how they work, their impact on those who pass through them. Introduction to the American criminal justice system, its policies and procedures. The primary focus will be on the roles and functions of the police, the courts, and corrections, with a special emphasis on how well or not so well the system operates. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 325L, Urban Studies 325L, 354 (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.