Legal Studies and Administration Stream - Law and Society

CRJS 3086  Law and Society


SOCI 1015 or SOCI 1016


SOCI 3085, SOCI 3086


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




Students are introduced to the concept of social control and the place of law in social control. Students learn definitions and descriptions of the law and explore the origins, impact and interaction between formal and informal social control that organize individual and collective behaviour. Students examine the law as a system of rules and procedures, the functions of law for society, law as a reflection and reinstitutionalization of culture and how law acts as an instrument of power that benefits some citizens more than others. This course may be credited towards Sociology and Social Welfare & Social Development.

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