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  • Mon 11:30-12:30pm
  • TR    2:30-3:30pm
  • and by appointment



  • Patterns of death penalty use
  • wrongful convictions

William Lofquist

Professor of


Bailey Hall 242
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


William Lofquist has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • M.A., Sam Houston State University
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Fall 2014 Classes

SOCL 250:
Sociology of Deviance

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    The course is an inquiry into the social construction of deviance. Emphasis is placed on how behavior comes to be defined as deviant and the interests advanced by these definitions, as well as on soci
    etal responses to deviance, causes of individual involvement in deviant behavior, and deviance designations as a form of social control. Prerequisites: Any 100-level Sociology course or permission of instructor. Offered every year
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SOCL 281:
Sel Topics:Crime & Development

    An intensive study of a topic in sociology not covered in depth in other courses or, alternatively, an attempt to integrate two or more paradigms or converging perspectives in the field to be studied.
    Prerequisites: any 100-level Sociology course or permission of the instructor. (Some topics may require additional prerequisites.) Offered every year
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SOCL 310:
Sociology of Law

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    This course is designed to further students' understanding of the relationship between law and society, in particular the ways in which the legal system interacts with the social, economic, and politi
    cal institutions of American society. Topics to be covered may include the legal profession, family law, minority rights and affirmative action, labor law, sexual harassment, abortion, euthanasia, criminal and civil commitment law, the death penalty, environmental law, or student rights. Offered at least once a year
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