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SOCY 3308 Crime and Punishment in America (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine issues of crime and punishment in America. Much of the class will be spent learning about the rapid prison growth that created a system keeping over two million people behind bars. We will read sociological research on mass incarceration that emphasizes the connections between prisons and broader social inequalities. We will also develop a more grounded understanding by reading the work of people directly involved in the system: whether as prisoners, people from the communities most affected by prisons, or researchers on the ground.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Liam Martin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17