Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 352 - Punishment and Corrections

Examination of the origin, maintenance, structure, and function of institutions of punishment and correction with particular emphasis on American society; evaluating problems of change in punishment and corrections systems.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Differentiate a wide variety of forms of punishment and corrections in their historical and cross-cultural social contexts. 
  • Compare the major forms and technologies of punishment and corrections used in the contemporary United States criminal justice system noting their goals and challenges. 
  • Evaluate empirical distributions of punishment across core sociological variables of social class, race and gender in the contemporary United States and its recent history. 
  • Assess social control theories and critical perspectives of punishment and corrections.   
  • Design and appraise a hypothetical corrections model that integrates the social goals of normative control and justice. 

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations: Ellensburg

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