SUP-705: Seminar in Crime and Justice

Semester: Fall

Credit: 4.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 8/31
Meet Day M 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wasserstein 3016 (HLS)


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 US 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.


Please note, while this course is held on Mondays, the first class will be held on Wednesday, August 31 (same time, location).  This will be an informal class.


Also offered by the Sociology Department as Soc 246 and the Law School as 2918. Permission of the instructor required. Please note, HKS students interested in registering for this course must submit a permission of instructor request via my.harvard. FAS and HLS students should follow the registration procedures of their respective schools.

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