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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 325                                    
Course Title: Criminal Justice in European Society, 1750 to the Present
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The origins of the Western system of criminal justice in early modern Europe and a comparative analysis of recent developments in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Examination of the evolving definition of crime and changes in criminal law, methods of enforcement, and types of punishment in relation to the growth of urban and industrial society and the extension of state power. Topics include witchcraft, the Inquisition, the classical and positivist schools of criminology, prostitution and homosexuality, birth and development of the prison, establishment of professional police forces, the Mafia, and European terrorism.

Prerequisite: ENG 102. In addition: HIS 231 and HIS 232, and junior standing or above; or permission of the section instructor.
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Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: