With Simon Rolston

In this course, students will learn academic reading and writing skills by exploring different aspects of criminality. We will read critical work from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, cultural studies, sociology, and history, that address such diverse topics as the nature and causes of criminal behaviour; the role of the police and the judiciary, especially in relation to minority communities; and the cultural meaning of crime and deviance, particularly in American culture, where debates around crime have become especially heated in recent years.