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Stuart Alan Streichler
BISLEP 397
Bothell Campus

Topics in Law, Economics, and Public Policy

Examines a topic, theme, or problem at the intersection of law, economics, and public policy.

Class description

Autumn 2013: Race, Crime, and Law. This course critically examines the role that race plays in the administration of criminal justice in the United States. Topics include racial profiling, police practices, gangs, drug policy, trial practices, racial discrimination on juries, and sentencing policy. The course focuses on the African-American experience but will consider issues relating to the Latino community and Asian-Americans as well.

Student learning goals

Students will learn to critically evaluate competing arguments concerning the administration of criminal justice (Criminal Justice) as shaped by issues of race (Race, Crime, Law).

Students will learn to use evidence and logic to debate controversial issues involving criminal justice (Criminal Justice) and race.(Race, Crime, Law).

Students will analyze the capacities and limitations of the criminal justice system.(Criminal Justice and Society; Race, Crime, Law).

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion.

Recommended preparation

Previous courses in political science, sociology, or criminal justice would be helpful for Criminal Justice and Society and Race, Crime, and Law.

Class assignments and grading

Course requirements include in-class examinations, presentations, class participation, and a paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stuart Alan Streichler
Date: 04/26/2013