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Spring 2013
Apr 18,2014
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SOCI 340 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE CONTEXT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
This course examines a wide range of human rights issues that arise in the context of law enforcement. Focusing on how intergroup conflicts and stereotypes about social groups and categories intersect with law enforcement agents' discretionary power and responsibility to carry out State policy directives, this course seeks to sensitize students to the human rights implications of various law enforcement practices and policies. Students not only explore a comprehensive assortment of issues dealing with human rights and political repression, including surveillance, harassment, and arrest, to torture, assassination, and genocide, but also investigate the conceptual linkages between seemingly minor, idiosyncratic practices, such as harassment and bullying, to the most extreme, systematic practice of genocide. In addition, students analyze how both ideological concepts, sucy as stereotypes, and structural concepts, such as authorization, routinization, dehumanization, and visibility, contribute to otherwise law-abiding, seemingly "moral" individuals' participation in human rights violations. Emphasis is placed on understanding how "normal" institutional roles and practices can contribute to human rights violations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR SOCI 340

General Requirements:
Course or Test: SOCI 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: SOCI 245
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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