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Crime, Law, and Structural Inequalities
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
Philip Goodman
Semester
Winter

Description
SOC209 February 4th Crime, Law, and Structural Inequalities Disparities vs. Constructions - long tradition of scholarship examining whether groups are treated “same” under CJS o definitional challenges o methodological challenges o difficulty identifying mechanisms - but law and criminology don’t merely inherit race, ethnicity, Aboriginal status, class, and gender – help define and shape those categories - disparity and solutions? o what is race? Ethnicity? Aboriginal? o Kingston pilot project o Racial discrimination in Ontario o Landau on Aboriginal offenders o La Prairie – no simple solution o what is class? o Michalowski: definition of crime: social class and criminality: social class and victimization o Snider: corporate crime (comparing insider trading theft to burglary – who gets blamed?) o
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