- Schedule of Classes - February 1, 2018 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - February 1, 2018 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
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 Fall, winter, summer.
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Dynamic Session. Combined with: GOVT 3141
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- Dec 26, 2017 - Jan 20, 2018
Instruction Mode: Distance Learning - WWW
This Online Winter Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ws/courses/courses.php?v=1883
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