2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 305 The Sociology of Law

3 hours 

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.




ENG 201, SOC 101, and junior standing or above