AMST 3155

AMST 3155

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Prisons are social and political institutions governed by local, state and national policies. They have a profound influence on American society, especially on our political community.  They amplify inequality and disadvantage. The massive number of people imprisoned in the United States speaks volumes about our policy priorities and about our democracy. How did things get this way? How did we end up being the nation that incarcerates more of its population than virtually any other? What policy processes directly and indirectly account for this? What explains the change that we now appear to be experiencing? What is the future of the U.S. prison system? What is the future of our democracy? This course will tackle these and other pressing questions. Students will gain an empirically grounded and theoretically far-reaching understanding of one of the most fundamental and transformative institutions in America.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3152

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16770 AMST 3155   LEC 001

  • 17091 AMST 3155   DIS 201

  • 17092 AMST 3155   DIS 202

  • 17093 AMST 3155   DIS 203

  • 17094 AMST 3155   DIS 204

  • 18562 AMST 3155   DIS 205

  • 18563 AMST 3155   DIS 206

  • 18564 AMST 3155   DIS 207

  • 18565 AMST 3155   DIS 208