Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 305                                    
Course Title: The Sociology of Law
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An understanding of the place of legal systems within social systems from the perspective of social theory. Systems of jurisprudence, both civil and criminal, will be explored for their social meaning and use as instruments of social control. Manifest and latent functions in the administration of justice, the interactions of lawyers, police, prosecutors, and judges as well as their relations with the public will be studied.

Prerequisite: ENG 102, SOC 101 and junior standing or above.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: