Class Schedule

LSJ354: Politics of Punishment, Analyzing Prisons and Jails

LSJ354: Politics of Punishment, Analyzing Prisons and Jails - 4 Hours

Prerequisite: LSJ110

This course explores, from a global perspective, the history, development, and philosophies of punishment and the debate within the United States over the purpose of correctional institutions. This course will study the historic development of prisons focusing on current practice and emphasizing consequences of expanding the prison population and community based alternatives to incarceration.