Spring 2023  |  SOC 4105 Section 001: Sociology of Punishment (65636)

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
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The purpose of this class is to develop a working understanding of the sociology of punishment. To that end, the course focuses on three interrelated questions: How do various social factors (the economy, culture, crime, media, race relations, etc.) shape the development of criminal punishment? Why does punishment differ across time and place? How do penal laws, practices, and institutions affect individuals, groups, and communities? The course combines lectures and small and large group discussions. prereq: 3101 or 3102 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
Class Notes:
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Class Description:
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The purpose of this class is to develop a working understanding of the "sociology of punishment." To that end, we will focus on three interrelated questions: What are the sources of punishment? Why does punishment differ across time and place? How do penal laws, practices, and institutions affect individuals, groups, and communities? We will also study how the legal system (and non-state organizations) should serve victims of crime. This class combines readings, podcasts, fiction, and films.

Grading:
70% of the course grade will be from the exams;
30% will be from the reaction papers and class attendance.
Exam Format:
Quizzes, reaction papers, and final exam.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
10% Film/Video
35% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities
Workload:
50-74 Pages Reading Per Week.
3 Exam(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65636/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

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