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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CJ 514 - Violence in America


Encompasses an historical, contemporary, and future perspective. Issues include the role of weapons in American culture, patterns and trends of violence, legitimate use of violence, cultural differences and formulation of value systems, relationship of drugs and violence, and the role of women and the media. Examines research findings and discusses the role of high technology in dealing with violence and the future of violence in America. All students must bring with them a completed, fully adjudicated case that can be used for teaching and research purposes. The case must exhibit some degree of violent behavior, for example, hate-related homicide, suicide by cops, serial murder, or serial sex offense. (Y)

Credits: 3