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Spring 2021  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Race, Crime & Punishment (65553)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (9 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 11:45AM - 02:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Notes:
5 seats reserved for Sociology graduate students. This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times. Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?phelps+SOC8190+Spring2021
Class Description:
With the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and increasingly loud critiques of mass incarceration from both liberals and conservatives, the U.S. criminal system is at a pivotal turning-point. Are we at the "beginning of the end" of mass punishment? This special topics seminar examines social scientific understandings of the relationships between race, crime, and punishment in the U.S. during the 21st century, focusing on recent, path-breaking books (largely written by junior scholars of color).

The course draws from the sociology of punishment, which sees the criminal justice system as a social institution rather than simply a mechanical response to crime. We focus on a wide array of social control forms (including police, courts, bail, prisons and community supervision, drug treatment, schools, and immigration detention). The core concerns are key questions at the heart of the punishment and society scholarship: What determines the scope and character of criminal punishment? What is the role of crime, the social construction of law, and policing practices? How do imprisonment and other forms of penal control affect the subjects of supervision? For all of these questions, we will pay particular attention to the intersection of punishment and social inequalities, particularly the ways in which punishment reproduces inequities across race, class, gender, and national origin.
Grading:
Students' grade will be based on weekly participation in class discussions and a final research paper.
Exam Format:
Weekly memos and final research paper
Class Format:
Synchronous online discussion
Workload:
~1 book per week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65553/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2020

Spring 2019  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Sociology of Punishment (66100)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Fri 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?page+SOC8190+Spring2019
Class Description:
This seminar is an intensive exploration of the Sociology of Punishment, which David Garland (1990: 10) defines as "that body of thought which explores the relations between punishment and society, its purpose being to understand legal punishment as a social phenomenon and thus trace its role in social life." The course focuses on the following questions, which are at the heart of the Sociology of Punishment: What are the purposes of criminal punishment? What determines the scope and character of criminal punishment? What is the relationship between criminal punishment and culture? What is the relationship between contemporary criminal punishment and social inequality and divisions? Why has imprisonment become the predominant mode of punishment in the United States and other industrial democracies? How do imprisonment and other forms of institutionalization affect prisoners and ex-prisoners? We will have fun.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
70% Discussion
10% Student Presentations
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66100/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 October 2018

Fall 2017  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Genocide & Mass Violence: Causes & Consequences (34684)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Wed 02:30PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1183
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?abaer+SOC8190+Fall2017
Class Description:

Despite the existence of a legal definition brought forward by the 1948 UN Genocide Convention, the concept of genocide is at times expanded by scholars, victim groups and activists to encompass different categories and methods of extreme violence, including state terror against political enemies, war crimes and other massive human right violations committed by state and non-state actors. In this course, we will address definitional and theoretical problems that have emerged in the study of large scale political violence and its repercussions over the last decades. We will a) trace the history of the concept of genocide, the UN Convention and its connection to the Holocaust and the post-World War II order b) examine the work of classic and recent authors who discuss Cases examined in the course include the Holocaust, colonial genocide in North America, the Armenian genocide, State terror in Spain and in the Southern Cone and Stalinist crimes in Eastern Europe.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34684/1179
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 April 2017

Spring 2017  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Race, Crime & Punishment (67182)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Fri 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed information: http://classinfo.umn.edu/?phelps+SOC8190+Spring2017
Class Description:

With the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and increasingly loud critiques of mass incarceration from both liberals and conservatives, the U.S. criminal system seems to be "on trial" in popular opinion and the mass media. Is our current system of punishment "racist" and are we at the "end" of mass incarceration? This special topics seminar examines social scientific understandings of the relationships between race, crime, and punishment in the U.S. during the 21st century. The seminar centers on relatively recent, path-breaking books on the intersection of punishment and race/ethnicity, class, and gender.


The course draws from the sociology of punishment, which sees the criminal justice system as a social institution rather than simply a mechanical response to crime. We focus on a wide array of social control forms (including police, courts, bail, prisons and community supervision, drug treatment, schools, and immigration detention). The core concerns aree key questions at the heart of the punishment and society scholarship: What determines the scope and character of criminal punishment? What is the role of crime, the social construction of law, and policing practices? How do imprisonment and other forms of penal control affect prisoners and ex-prisoners? For all of these questions, we will pay particular attention to the intersection of punishment and social inequalities, particularly the ways in which punishment reproduces divides based on race, class, gender, and national origin.

Grading:
Students' grade will be based on weekly participation in class discussions and a final research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67182/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 January 2017

Fall 2015  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Juvenile Justice (22069)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Meets With:
LAW 6226 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/07/2015
Mon 03:35PM - 06:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Walter F. Mondale Hall 65
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems. prereq: Grad student in sociology or instr consent
Class Notes:
Click this link for more detailed course information http://classinfo.umn.edu/?feldx001+SOC8190+Fall2015
Class Description:
Legal, sociological, and philosophical bases of the principal agencies responsible for the control of youthful deviance. Emphasis on the juvenile courts' delinquency jurisdiction and the procedural and substantive limitations on the courts' authority to dispose of juvenile offenders.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/22069/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 April 2013

Spring 2015  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Sociology of Punishment (59833)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Thu 04:00PM - 06:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems. prereq: Grad student in sociology or instr consent
Class Description:
This seminar is an intensive exploration of the Sociology of Punishment, which David Garland (1990: 10) defines as ?that body of thought which explores the relations between punishment and society, its purpose being to understand legal punishment as a social phenomenon and thus trace its role in social life.? The course focuses on the following questions, which are at the heart of the Sociology of Punishment: What are the purposes of criminal punishment? What determines the scope and character of criminal punishment? What is the relationship between criminal punishment and culture? What is the relationship between contemporary criminal punishment and social inequality and divisions? Why has imprisonment become the predominant mode of punishment in the United States and other industrial democracies? How do imprisonment and other forms of institutionalization affect prisoners and ex-prisoners? We will have fun.
Class Format:
20% Lecture
70% Discussion
10% Student Presentations
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59833/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 November 2014

Fall 2014  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance (23477)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
College Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
LAW 6226 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/01/2014
Mon 03:35PM - 06:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Walter F. Mondale Hall N202
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23477/1149

Spring 2014  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Gender, Mass Violence & Crime in International Law (66588)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Wed 11:45AM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1114
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Description:
This seminar course examines crime and criminal justice as a gendered phenomena with a specific emphasis on gender-based violence during conflict. It explores how notions of different types of masculinity and femininity are embedded in and influence criminal behaviors, the operation of the criminal justice system, and the evolution of international criminal law. Course readings draw on historical and contemporary research and various theoretical perspectives, some of which present very different ways to think about how crime is shaped by gender and sex.
Grading:
50% Reports/Papers
25% Reflection Papers
25% Class Participation
Class Format:
100% Discussion
Workload:
1 Paper(s)
4 Homework Assignment(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66588/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 November 2013

Fall 2013  |  SOC 8190 Section 001: Topics in Law, Crime, and Deviance -- Juvenile Justice (30056)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
College Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Meets With:
LAW 6226 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/04/2013
Mon 03:35PM - 06:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Walter F. Mondale Hall 65
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced topics in law, crime, and deviance. Social underpinnings of legal/illegal behavior and of legal systems.
Class Description:
Legal, sociological, and philosophical bases of the principal agencies responsible for the control of youthful deviance. Emphasis on the juvenile courts' delinquency jurisdiction and the procedural and substantive limitations on the courts' authority to dispose of juvenile offenders.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/30056/1139
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 April 2013

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