Human Rights - Crime, Wealth and Poverty

SWLF 3706  Crime, Wealth and Poverty


Any 24 credits completed.


SWLF 3705


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course considers the relationship between the justice system and inequalities that are rooted in race, class, and gender, with an emphasis on the nature of legal problems faced by poor people. Topics covered may include the social construction of crime, media coverage of crime, corporate crime, the relation between economic inequality and criminal behaviour, the policing of socially marginalized groups, the provision of legal services to the poor, and the war on drugs.

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