SOC326 : Punishment and Alternatives
This course critically examines the purposes, outcomes, and effectiveness of the contemporary US criminal justice system. It will incorporate not only comparative perspectives approaches, but will encourage student to (re)imagine effective and just alternatives to punishment. Criminal justice areas covered include: policing, corrections, incarceration. We will explore policing, corrections, incarceration using retributive, restorative, transformative, and abolitionist frameworks to punitive criminal justice through an intersectional lens of racial, economic, and gender justice.