GOVT 3121

GOVT 3121

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This is a class about the American criminal justice system—from policing to prisons, from arrest to reentry. In many ways, the operation of the modern criminal justice system is taken for granted, which frequently allows it to escape close scrutiny. But we will examine it in great detail, with a focus on how it came about, how it sustains itself, its many roles in society (only some of which involve crime and justice), and how and why it may be changing. In Fall 2022, the class will take a particular look at policing and examine the calls for police reform and abolition. NB: This class is designed to challenge your settled assumptions and dearly held myths about what is right and wrong with the system. Those who have made up their mind about criminal justice in America should not take the course. This class was formerly GOVT 3141, PRISONS, taught by Prof. Margulies. It has been renamed and renumbered as GOVT 3121 to distinguish it from the distance learning course taught by Prof. Katzenstein.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Not open to: students who have taken GOVT 3141 with Prof. Margulies.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3121

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7467 GOVT 3121   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7468 GOVT 3121   DIS 201

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7469 GOVT 3121   DIS 202

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7470 GOVT 3121   DIS 203

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7471 GOVT 3121   DIS 204

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7472 GOVT 3121   DIS 205

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7473 GOVT 3121   DIS 206

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7474 GOVT 3121   DIS 208

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7475 GOVT 3121   DIS 209

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19583 GOVT 3121   DIS 210

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19584 GOVT 3121   DIS 211

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person