SOC379H5 • Criminology, Urban Life, and Social Policy


The city is an important site of human interaction, characterized by crisis and promise. Through the lens of the city, this course will examine the nature of various social problems, including their causes and impacts. In particular, we will consider how criminological scholarship can analyze and inform policy responses to these issues. Course topics will include a diverse array of issues related to criminalization, youth justice, neighbourhood-level inequality, violence, and the criminal justice system.

Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area