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2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JUS 4344 - Prison and Punishment in U.S. Society

Credits: 3 hrs
This course surveys the central role jails, prisons, and detention centers play in contemporary U.S. society. Students will be challenged to analyze the prison as a modality of power that shapes, and is shaped by, hierarchies of difference organized around race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship. We wil study histories of incarceration on communties, families, the political economy, and our democratic institutions. Students will also explore domestic and global alternatives to incarceration through an analysis of popular social movements struggling for penal abolition, restorative and transformative justice, and decarceration.
Note(s): SLO: Critical Reading
Pre-requisite(s): POS 2311 & JUS 2301.