Social Science

Prisons and Corrections in Society


photo of prison fence with american flag behind it


Have you ever wondered what prisons are really like? Here’s your chance to find out. This class includes several tours of Wisconsin prisons. 
We will explore the historical development of the prison and imprisonment within changing legal, political, and religious definitions of crime and punishment. Questions regarding political legitimacy, coercive power, and the processes of socialization and adaptation within the prison and the wider correctional system are explored, as well as the administrative relationships between the correctional system and other political and socio-economic structures. 

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CJ 338 • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:50 am