While much of criminology is concerned with understanding why people commit crime, this course focuses on society's response to crime. As such, the course is an introduction to the ways social scientists measure, think about, and theorize punishment. It introduces students to the American model of criminal punishment, contextualizes the American system internationally, and critically analyzes concepts of punishment generally. (Also listed as SOCI 3446.) (Offered every Spring.)
4 credits
Upper Division
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