POLS 3126 The Politics of Incarceration

4 hours; 4 credits

Analysis of politics and political economy of incarceration. What is considered crime, who is incarcerated, and how the system of incarceration operates. Changes in socio-political and economic context of incarceration. Larger historical, economic, and political dimensions of public policy and analysis of media on crime and incarceration.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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