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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 224                                    
Course Title: A History of Crime in New York City
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

How criminal entrepreneurs seized the opportunities of their particular eras, from colonial days to the present. Topics include: pirates (Captain Kidd) and smugglers; slave revolts; river and railroad gangs; gambling and prostitution; prohibition-era bootlegging and the rise of organized crime (from the Mafia to Murder Incorporated); stock market fraud; crime on the waterfront; shoplifting; labor and business racketeering; drug dealing; arson for profit; computer fraud; the savings and loan scandal; environmental crime; and street gangs, with special attention to those (Gophers, Westies) in the John Jay neighborhood.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.
  
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: