WMU faculty team uncovers racial bias in jury selection
Dr. Whitney Decamp, alongside colleague and wife Dr. Elise DeCamp, professor of anthropology, investigate potential racial bias in a particular court district when it comes to the selection of jury members. For more information: https://wmich.edu/news/2019/11/56344
Fall 2019 issue of "The Socializer"
Western Michigan University is flexible and responsive to the ever-changing demands of the world. To meet the needs of society, WMU investigates, develops and produces new knowledge; contributes to technological and economic advancement; and elevates the human condition through community outreach and engaged scholarship.
Interested in sociology or criminal justice? The Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University offers programs in criminal justice and sociology.
- Criminal justice students study the components of the justice system and its assumptions and implications for society.
- Internships are often available and many interns pursue careers in the justice system.
- Sociology students study a somewhat broader range of institutions—educational, political, medical, religious and others—and problems including poverty, inequality, racism, sexism and economic dislocation.
- Both majors share a set of core methods and theories and both seek to understand the interdependencies of individuals, families, social groups and normative and regulatory systems in a society. Increasingly, this is done cross-nationally and cross-culturally as well as in direct examination of global systems of interdependence.
WMU embraces collaboration and leverages resources to offer academic programs that are responsive to the needs of all students and society.