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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALS 2720 - History of Crime and Prisons 3 s.h.

This course draws on African American, Women/Gender, LGBTQ Studies, legal, social, cultural, and political history to explore the convergent racial, gender, economic, and sexual ideas and practices that animate criminal activity, prison reform, and penal administration from colonial times to the present. Students engage with primary/secondary sources as historians, critically analyzing the evolution of crime and punishment. Ultimately, students acquire knowledge of the mutually sustaining forces of crime and the prison-industrial system, and think critically and creatively about ways to address the social problems linked to both institutions. A-E Only. Offered irregularly.
Cross-listed with HISA 2720 .
Prerequisite(s): SoS or 3 s.h. of lower division ALS or HIST course.