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CRJU 339 - Violence, Guns and Society

(3 credits) Cross Listed with SOCI 339
Prerequisite: SOCI 102 and SOCI 290; or CRJU 201; or consent of instructor
This course focuses on guns and lethal violence in society. Drawing on both criminal justice and sociological theory and research, it examines the causes and consequences of lethal violence with special attention to the role of firearms. Topics covered include the definitions and causes of violence, the extent to which guns intensify violence, guns and lethal violence, in comparative perspective, the American gun culture, the Second Amendment, the politics of gun control, the legal regulation of guns, the relationships between gun prevalence and gun violence, and the costs of gun violence. Offered every third year.