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POLS 368 - Public Policy: Punishment (4)

This course emphasizes the process of social science research while focusing on issues of demographic incarceration patterns, constitutional "rights of the accused," and the history of punishment in the U.S. from the 17th century to the present. Particular attention given to the "prison-industrial complex" which has emerged with the "crack epidemic" and the "war on drugs" initiated at the national policy level. Offered every other year.