Crime and Violence in American Cities

In this course we will focus our attention on one of the most pressing problems in U.S. cities: violence. We'll examine the concept of violent crime and learn about different perspectives on its causes, and we'll consider why there have been such dramatic fluctuations in American violence over the past 50 years and what can be done to control it. Throughout the course, we will approach the problems of crime and violence using the methods of social scientists. Each week we'll spend one meeting learning about the central concepts, findings, debates and questions in the study of crime and violence in the United States, and we'll spend the second meeting thinking about how to understand crime and violence through the collection and analysis of data.

Course Information

SOC-UA 139


4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

Jessica Rose Kalbfeld
F: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM GCASL 288
Jessica Rose Kalbfeld
F: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 194M 209
Patrick T Sharkey
TR: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM 194M 203