AMST 3141

AMST 3141

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

The United States stands alone among Western, industrialized countries with its persistent, high rates of incarceration, long sentences, and continued use of the death penalty. This "American exceptionalism" -- the turn to mass incarceration -- has been fostered by the use of sharply-delineated categories that define vast numbers of people as outlaws and others as law-abiding. These categories that are based on ideas of personal responsibility and assumptions about race are modified somewhat by a liberal commitment to human rights.   Our purpose in this course is to understand how such ideas have taken root and to locate the consequences of these ideas for policy and practice. 

When Offered Winter, Summer.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Three Week Summer.  Combined with: GOVT 3141

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1155AMST 3141  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • May 29 - Jun 21, 2019
    • Katzenstein, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This Online Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=1883