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2021-2022 Catalog
CJC 5520: Punishment and Society

Course Description for Punishment and Society

CJC5520: Punishment and Society

Description: The course explores the social roles of punishment, including both instrumental and expressive functions served by both formal and collateral punishments. The broader link between punishment and political order will be explored, particularly the role of punishment in the production state legitimacy. The dynamics of mass incarceration and the evolution of punishment philosophies will also be explored.