UCOR 3600-02 Crime and Punishment: Modern Age

Professor H. Kamerling

This UCOR 3600 examines social science and global challenges through the lens of punishment in modern society. This is the UCOR’s upper-level social science course for majors who are not in the social sciences. We will examine moral panics like the European witchcraft hysteria. We will ask if law as a body of knowledge can hold nations accountable for crime in times of war or if international conflicts are rule-free zones where anything is acceptable so long as your side wins. We will also explore how factors like race, gender, class, and sexual identities shape disciplinary regimes throughout the modern era and across the globe. Central to our studies will be an exploration of the emergence of the prison and the evolution of the penitentiary as core institutions working to build and reconfigure the modern state.

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