Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM3662Understanding Genocide (Cross-Listed: SOCI 3662)3 ch (W)
Violence is central in society, and genocide is one of its most destructive manifestations. Genocides are perpetrated to excluse or remove a group on the grounds of ethnicity, race, or political or religious affiliations. Genocide is a crime against humanity, and it manifests itself around the world. Using the Genocide Convention of the United Nations, this course explores different types of genocide (biological, physical, and cultural). The overall objective is to understand what factors lead one group of people to the killing of members of another particular group. NOTE: Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 3662 and SOCI 3662.