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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRJ 153 - Law, Justice and Society


This interdisciplinary course explores the social, political, and economic factors that influence the creation, implementation, and enforcement of laws in our society. The extent to which the legal system can be an agent of social justice is examined through readings and discussion. Students have the opportunity to analyze both the causes and solutions of problematic conditions in our society and world, such as: poverty; racism; sexism; crime; substance abuse; education; and other social issues. Students gain valuable insights and experience through a required four-hour-per-week Service-Learning placement in a community agency such as human services, criminal justice, education, or the courts.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): Students with at least 12 credits and a GPA of 3.2 may apply for the Honors option.

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