JUST 701 (02) - Senior Seminar

SrSem/Prisons & Punishment

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 50845
Advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, ethics and morality, immigration, therapeutic jurisprudence, and juveniles tried as adults.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): JUST 401 and JUST 501
Only listed classes in section: Senior
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Katherine Abbott

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 M 12:40pm - 3:30pm HS 126
Additional Course Details: 

In this course, we will investigate the origins and methods of punishment, with particular attention to prisons. We will begin by studying the various goals of punishment: incapacitation, rehabilitation, retribution, restitution, restoration, revenge. We will study the criminal justice system and prison structure in the US and beyond. Emphasis will be placed on past and current case studies of prisons to help students explore issues related to imprisonment including overcrowding, prisoner education, juvenile facilities, violence in prison, impact of drug criminalization, rehabilitation, private prisons, and more.