SDG 16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions - Undergraduate Courses


Race and Crime (47:202:333)
School of Criminal Justice

This course examines and explores how race is related to offending, victimization, and various interactions with the criminal justice system. The course considers how race is defined, as well as racial differences in patterns and trends. The course critically examines explanations of these racial differences.

Crime in Different Cultures (47:202:344)
School of Criminal Justice

This course takes an anthropological approach to crime as a pattern of social behavior. Topics include srime and punishment in other societies, especially non‐Western societies that lack institutional systems of criminal justice; the social evolution of crime and crime‐related institutions in U.S. history; and anthropological studies of people and organizations on both sides of the crime problem.


Legal Philosophy, Rights, and Justice
Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences

This course analyzes three central concepts of a liberal, democratic government: law, rights, and justice. The importance of these concepts becomes obvious when we consider how frequently these terms arise in discussions of politics: public policy is formulated in “laws,” people speak of what they feel they deserve in terms of “rights,” and social movements are built around fundamental claims of “justice.” Contact the Department of Political Science for updated course information.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels