GOVT 3121

GOVT 3121

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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.  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 Spring.

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

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

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3121

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16656GOVT 3121  LEC 001

  • 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. If you have taken GOVT 3141 with Prof. Margulies, you cannot take GOVT 3121.

  • 17014GOVT 3121  DIS 201

  • 17015GOVT 3121  DIS 202

  • 17016GOVT 3121  DIS 203

  • 17017GOVT 3121  DIS 204

  • 18191GOVT 3121  DIS 205

  • 18198GOVT 3121  DIS 206