Course description

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This “American exceptionalism” – the turn to mass incarceration – has been fostered by the use of sharply-delineated categories that define vast numbers of people as outlaws and others as law-abiding. These categories that are based on ideas of personal responsibility and assumptions about race are modified somewhat by a liberal commitment to human rights. Our purpose in this course is to understand how such ideas have taken root and to locate the consequences of these ideas for policy and practice.

Classes

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2020: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 3141 001-LEC
Number:1076
Class dates:December 26, 2019-January 18, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Katzenstein, M. (mfk2)
Max. enroll:16
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:GOVT 3141 001-LEC
Number:1170
Class dates:June 1-19, 2020
Exam date:Monday June 22, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Katzenstein, M. (mfk2)
Max. enroll:15
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.