408 Prisons and Prison Culture (CPS)
Meeting Date(s): May 13-14, 2017
Meeting Day and Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-2:20 p.m.
Online Date(s): May 15-24
Location: Mck 240A May 15-24
Grade Option: Pass/No Pass
The United States incarcerates a greater proportion of its population than any nation on Earth. There are currently 2.3 million Americans in prisons and jails. When you include people on parole and probation, that number jumps to 7.2 million Americans. Why does the U.S. rely on incarceration as a solution to the crime problem? Do prisons reduce crime or increase crime? Are prisons cost effective? What is life like inside a correctional facility? What obstacles do inmates face upon release? Prison studies is a massive area of research, but these are some of the areas we will look at in this class.
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