PUB 450 Incarceration and Public Health

In this course, we will examine incarceration in the United States with a public health lens by examining ways in which public health researchers and practitioners can effectively respond to health-related issues associated with incarceration. This course will investigate the system of incarceration, social and behavioral factors that contribute to incarceration, health problems that affect prisoners during incarceration and post incarceration, and community re-entry. The role that racial inequality plays in criminal justice process will be a central theme throughout the course.