Seminar- Race and Policing

Focuses on key aspects of the often controversial relationship between race and police behavior in the United States. Our specific goals will be to provide students a detailed understanding of a number of these major controversies, and of the empirical evidence surrounding them. We will focus particularly on evidence involving racial profiling in drug enforcement, traffic stops, police use of force, searches and arrest decisions. While students are expected to become knowledgeable about the variety of ways empirical evidence is used to assess these specific issues in detail and depth, they are also expected to become critical thinkers about the broader issues of bias in policing, by both organizations as well as by individual officers.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Sociology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice / Sociology
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Number: 
SOCIOL 392J
Semester: 
Summer 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
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