Aug 08, 2022
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.
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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Spring Locations: Ellensburg
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