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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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SOC 337LEC - Sociology Of Punishment
Sociology Of Punishment DEN Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   20955   Enrollment Capacity:   105
Section:   DEN   Enrollment Total:   105
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 12:45 PM - 2:05 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
Reserve Capacities
Description Enrollment Capacity Enrollment Total  
Soc Sci-Interdisc:Seats Reserv 5 9  
  Course Description
Recently, crime rates in the U.S. have dropped, yet the prison population has grown rapidly. We explore this paradox by examining theories of crime and punishment, changes in the nature and extent of American punishment over time, and socio-economic implications of such changes. Students will develop a critical understanding of hot button penal issues, ranging from the death penalty and mandatory minimum sentencing, to the treatment of prisoners. Students will also develop the skills to evaluate the efficacy of penal reforms.
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