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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CJBA                                     Course Number: 362                                    
Course Title: Historical Perspectives On Violent Crime in the United States
Subject: Criminal Justice
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines the changing nature of crime in American history from the middle of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. It focuses on crime by the different racial and ethnic groups that have played a significant role in America?s crime history. Crime by these groups will be studied in the context of westward migration, slavery, racial segregation, urbanization, immigration, industrialization, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the World Wars, the black migrations, the Civil Rights movement, the social turmoil of the 1960s, and the ?new? immigration of the post-1960s era.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201 and CJBA 230 (Understanding Criminal Behavior) or SOC 203 or HIS 202
Start Date:    06/30/2011                         End Date: