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 Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.