CRS: Prisons and Punishment as Global (In)Justice
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3731
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
The aim of this collaborative research seminar is to examine the politics and policies behind the sharp increase in incarceration rates globally, with particular attention given to cases across the United States and Latin America. The focus will be on the local, transnational and global dynamics of control and punishment that have led to the transformation of prisons into spaces characterized by violence, overcrowding, disorder, corruption and disease. We will examine how questions of race, ethnicity, class, and gender inform the configuration of contemporary penal and security systems. We will further explore what are the challenges that mass incarceration, prolonged preventative detention, as well as long sentencing have for justice, democracy and human rights worldwide. The class will include guest speakers, site visits and will be informed by students’ own research interests and projects.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.