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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 320                                    
Course Title: Topics in the History of Crime and Punishment in the United States
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will explore crucial themes and events in the struggle for justice in America. Each section will focus on a different historical topic or event; examples include shifting notions of criminal punishment in the United States, the Attica prison riots, or changing notions of police brutality. Students will read both primary source documents and modern texts to examine how the topic under consideration was shaped by, and in turn shaped, contemporary culture.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: