Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 301                                    
Course Title: Penology
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines how criminal punishment has changed over time. It reviews the various justifications for punishment - including deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and restoration - and examines how these affect punishment in practice. It considers the social, political, and economic functions that punishment serves. It explores how and why incarceration has dramatically expanded in recent decades in the United States and elsewhere, and considers current and future changes in the use of criminal punishment.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, SOC 101, and SOC 203
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: