Spring 2023 - CRIM 332 D100
Sociology of Law (3)
Class Number: 4676
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Prerequisites:CRIM 101 and 135.
Introduction to the theory of sociology of law. Law and social structure. Law as a product of a social system and as an instrument of social change. Social functions of the law. Relationship between law and the structure and function of various other social institutions. The process of law-making. Process by which various interests become translated into legal rules. The social reality of the law; the law in action. Social sciences findings into the operation and practice of the law. Critical and feminist perspectives on law. Public knowledge, awareness, opinions and attitudes to the law, sanctions and the criminal justice system.
- Assignment #1 15%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Assignment #2 20%
- Term Paper 35%
No textbook required. Readings will be assigned through Canvas and/or the SFU library.
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