Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 337

Doing Time: Incarceration and Punishment


Description

Examines punishment and incarceration as a complex social institution informed by a range of social relations and cultural meanings. Explores the way politics shape notions of law and order and also looks at technologies of incarceration. Topics include: history of punishment, theories of incarceration, sentence determination, inmate and staff perspectives on incarceration, youth, refugees, enemy combatant detention centres, penalty regimes.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 337: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or CRIM 201 or 202


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