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SOC-384 Gangs

This course examines the most salient and contemporary issues in the study of gangs in American society that include the prevalence, structures, norms, and behaviors exhibited by gang members. It explores why and how gangs form, conditions of membership, and effects on members and society. Gang proliferation, race and gender issues, and the relationship between gangs and violence and drugs are also examined. The design and effectiveness of prevention, intervention, and suppression policies and programs developed in response to this phenomenon are assessed.

Advisory: This is an upper-level course. Students should have knowledge equivalent to an introductory sociology course.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (SOC-384-OL):
Jul 2020,  Aug 2020,  Sep 2020,  Oct 2020,  Nov 2020,  Dec 2020,  Jan 2021,  Feb 2021,  Mar 2021,  Apr 2021,  May 2021,  Jun 2021

Credits: 3

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