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Crime, Law, and Deviance


This specialization area examines the processes involved in the social construction of laws and definitions of deviance, the violation of those definitions, the social reactions toward those violations, and the consequences that these processes have for individuals, families, and communities.

Relevant Electives:
CRIM 2504 – Crime and Punishment in American History
CRIM 3474 – Women and Crime
CRIM 4424 – Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 2404 – Deviant Behavior
SOC 4404 – Sociology of Law

Potential Careers:
Lawyer / Judge
Court Advocate
Elected Official / Public Administrator
Demographer / Social Statistician
Policy Analyst
Urban Planner