Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM3385Sociology of Policing and Security (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3385)3 ch (W)
Approaches the field of policing and security studies from a critical interdisciplinary perspective. Examines key theoretical perspectives and debates about policing and security and their roles in shaping social, political, and economic relations. Surveys the historical emergence, organization, and practices of the police institution in the context of nation-state formation and interlocking systems of capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, and racism. NOTE: Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 3385 and SOCI 3385.