GOVT 3121

GOVT 3121

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 Spring 21, 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 Spring.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16718GOVT 3121  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Margulies, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18346GOVT 3121  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18347GOVT 3121  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18348GOVT 3121  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18349GOVT 3121  DIS 204

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18350GOVT 3121  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18351GOVT 3121  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20763GOVT 3121  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20764GOVT 3121  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20844GOVT 3121  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20845GOVT 3121  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: Online