2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 170 Crime, Class, Capitalism: The Economics of Justice

3 hours 

This course examines the connections between capitalism and the criminal justice system in the United States. It investigates the relationships among economic injustice, poverty, wealth, anti-social behavior, crime and the criminal justice system. The course studies how the criminal justice system shapes the lives of individuals from a variety of socioeconomic classes.




This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice and the Individual (100-level) area of the Gen Ed Program. This course is a First Year Seminar and is restricted to Freshmen only.