GOVT 3141 Prisons
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.
This course is frequently offered in the Summer Session.
GOVT 3141 001-LEC Online course
|Class dates:||December 26, 2016-January 21, 2017|
|Instructor:||Katzenstein, M. (mfk2)|
|To enroll:||See the Enrollment and registration for more information about enrolling in Winter Session classes.|
This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Note: If you are not currently a matriculated Cornell University student, and you reside outside New York State, your eligibility to enroll in online courses may be restricted by certain states' distance-education regulations. For a list of those states in which we are permitted to enroll students, as well as related regulations, see our State Authorization page.
|Related:||Cross-listed with AMST 3141 001-LEC|
Tuition and fees
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