CJ 261 - Prisons and Jails
(3 cr.) This course covers incarceration in both prisons and jails. Students examine incarceration as a social phenomenon, exploring its connections to political, economic and cultural forces in society. Participants investigate the history of imprisonment, theories of punishment and the (intended and unintended) societal ramifications of incarceration. Topics include prison architecture, social classifications, prison culture and inmate social structure, violence in prison, Supermax prisons, rehabilitation and prisoner reentry. Prerequisite: SO 101 or CJ 101; Every Other Year

Spring 2017