The Law, Criminology, and Justice (LCJ) Program
In 2021, the Sociology Department changed the name of our Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance (LCD) major to the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Justice (LCJ) program.
The LCJ program takes a sociological approach to questions about the law and legal processes, crime and its causes and consequences, and systems of punishment. Our courses critically examine the inner workings of institutions like courts, prisons, and human rights commissions, working to understand how power and inequality shape definitions and operations of law, legality, crime, and justice.
The LCJ program is an important step in the Sociology Department’s commitment to fortifying our curriculum with the tenets of anti-racism and better equipping our undergraduates to understand and combat the harmful effects of racism in the United States.
We are proud of the excellent work our faculty and students do toward increasing our collective understanding of social inequality and combating systemic racism, and we are committed to persisting in these efforts in the LCJ program and throughout our department.
For more information and a list of course offerings, please visit the LCJ program homepage.