JUST 801 (02) - Graduate Seminar in Justice Studies

GradSem/Prisons & Punishment

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 54493
Seminar on advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, immigration, history of the law. Content of specific sections will vary by section of the course. Course may be repeated for different topics.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
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.