SOCI3383Punishment and Prisons (Cross-Listed: CRIM 3383)3 ch (W)
Explore theories of punishment, the history of prisons, and the rise of risk managment. Critically examine patterns and experiences of punishment and their intersections with class, gender, racism, and colonialism. Consider the social, political, and economic effects of institutionalized and community-based punishments. With a focus on the Canadian context, examine contemporary issues and topics such a abolitionism, the school-to-prison pipeline, and privatization. NOTE: Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 3383 or SOCI 3383.

Recommended prerequisite: 3 ch in Sociology or Criminology and Criminal Justice.