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This course will use a variety of sociological perspectives to explore issues related to correctional facilities in the United States. Topics will include the jail and prison systems for adults and juveniles, and the systems of probation, parole, and alternative sentencing. The societal importance of these issues and topics will be made evident in light of the fact that the United States holds a greater percentage of its people in correctional facilities than any other country in the world.
3 hours lecture
Credit course taken for grade or for credit/no credit