Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
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CRM 010 - (IS) Are Prisons Obsolete?

Semester Hours: 3

This course centers around the iconic text and ultimate question: are prisons obsolete? The class will focus on the history, growth, and current functioning of the American system of incarceration with the critical goal of questioning the future of such carceral structures. The course begins with the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis and foundational sociological examinations, but the texts for the course intersect with several fields, including Gender Studies, Geography, History, and Disability Studies. Students will be exposed to arguments against retributive sanctioning and explore alternative justice systems.





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