2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 796 The History of Crime

The course examines the changing nature of crime throughout American history, from the Colonial Era to the present day. Explores such issues as the impact on crime of the Civil War, industrialization, foreign immigration, Prohibition, African-American slavery, segregation and northern migration, the Great Depression, the World Wars, regional differences, and the change to a post-industrial economy. Explanations for crime and its transformation will be studied. Long-term historical trends in crime will be investigated.