GOVT 3152

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.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Course Subfield (AM)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3155

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16464GOVT 3152  LEC 001

  • 17087GOVT 3152  DIS 201

  • 17088GOVT 3152  DIS 202

  • 17089GOVT 3152  DIS 203

  • 17090GOVT 3152  DIS 204

  • 18558GOVT 3152  DIS 205

  • 18559GOVT 3152  DIS 206

  • 18560GOVT 3152  DIS 207

  • 18561GOVT 3152  DIS 208