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Poverty and the Criminal Justice System

This course examines the effects of poverty on the administration of justice in Canada. Students examine how socioeconomic class intersects with gender, sexuality, age and race in the criminal justice system. From increasing the probability of youth coming into contact with the incarceration system, what has been called the school-to-prison pipeline, to discriminating against mothers in family courts, poverty casts a long shadow over Canada's Criminal justice system. PREREQ: Theories of Criminology or permission of the instructor.

Sociology (2005)