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SOAN0478

Sociology of Punishment

Sociology of Punishment
In this course, we will examine the changing ideologies and practices of state-sponsored punishment that have led to the spectacular expansion of imprisonment and other forms of penal supervision in the U.S. Drawing on theoretical accounts of punishment, historical examinations of prison and parole, and contemporary studies of criminal law and sentencing, we will consider social control as it plays out via institutionalized contexts, namely prisons and asylums, as well as alternative sanctions, such as coerced treatment. We will identify the major phases of penal development and consider mass imprisonment as both a reflection and cause of racial and economic inequality. (SOAN 0105) 3 hrs. sem. (Sociology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2014

SOAN0478A-F14 Seminar (Tiger)

Fall 2013

SOAN0478A-F13 Seminar (Tiger)

Fall 2009

SOAN0478A-F09 Seminar (Tiger)

Fall 2008

SOAN0478A-F08 Seminar (Tiger)