HIST 497 (M1) - Explorations in Historical Perspectives

Expl Historical Perspectives

Manchester   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   16  
CRN: 15922
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Crime, Law and Justice in American History
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 497H, HIST 497W
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Sonic Woytonik

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 1:10pm - 2:30pm PANDRA P361
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Crime, Law, and Justice in American History

This class charts major developments in American law and the criminal justice system from 1700 to present. Each week we will focus on a case study that illuminates the most pressing issues in law and crime for a particular era. Over the course of the semester, we will probe how ideas about criminology, psychology and forensic science developed, the ways the role of prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges have changed, and the ways crime is defined and understood by the public. We will also pay attention to why crime has been so fascinating to generations of Americans, and how crime and the criminal justice system is portrayed in journalism, fiction, film, and popular culture.