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Semester: Not Offered
Faculty: Bruce Western
This multidisciplinary seminar will read and discuss research on crime, the social context in which it occurs, and criminal justice policy. We address this literature in the historic context of shifts in U.S. crime policy to a less punitive regime, where incarceration rates may be significantly reduced. Besides studying empirical research on crime and punishment, we will also consider the future of crime policy, and how principles of justice can guide the role of police and corrections in poor communities.
Also offered by the Sociology Department as Soc 246, but not offered in 2014-15.