90:371 Sociology of Homicide [Wong]

Prerequisites: 90:252/56:251 or 90/56:258 or permission of Instructor.

This course surveys theories and research on homicide from a sociological perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. It examines different types and forms of homicide such as domestic homicide, infanticide, femicide, homicide by professional killers, gangs and organized crime groups, mass murder, serial murder, cannibalism and human sacrifice, homicide by corporations, terrorism, war, and genocide. The social control and penology of homicide will be discussed.

Cross-registered with (Justice Studies) 56:371.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 90:371 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Kevin Wong