University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN SOCIETY
 

Subject: ADMJ

Course Number : 1320

Course Title:  LAW AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN SOCIETY

Course Description:

This course examines how laws influence criminal behavior within a society. Students will explore the relationship between local, state, and federal laws and social control, the role of the criminal justice system in behavior modification, and assess relevant criminological theories as these factors apply to society and social change. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing the applicability of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments as social control mechanisms.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite: 

Course Level: upper level