2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

CSI: Re/Defining Crime

Summer quarter

Faculty: Anthony Zaragoza political economy

Fields of Study: economics, education, history, media studies and sociology

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40033 (4) Second Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


We'll examine how crime is defined, who defines it, who's labeled a criminal, and who receives what punishment. We'll discuss meanings of “justice,” social justice, and criminal justice. We'll address questions about how justice is carried out and could be served: Why is there a disparity in investigation and incarceration between white-collar and blue-collar criminals? Is economic inequality a crime against democracy? Are environmental catastrophes crimes? Who are the criminals? Finally, we'll explore the tools need to indict such “criminals.”

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 1-5p Tue/Thu (Jul. 26 - Aug. 25)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: social work, education, political economy, criminal justice, journalism, media, community organizing, political science, environemental studies, public administration, law and public policy, sociology

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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