CRIME, PUNISHMENT, JUSTICE, REINTEGRATION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
29028
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/26/2019 - 12/6/2019
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course will focus on the concept of punishment as a response to a criminal act. While in religiously-grounded societies punishment is seen as a retribution for an evil act, tendencies in modernity (and post-modernity) privilege the use of punishment as a tool for social reintegration. With the rise of human rights-based doctrines, the characterization of punishment as retribution has proven to be more and more difficult to justify. Even if sayings such as "paying my debt to society" are still in use, it is becoming more and more evident - especially in a time of mass incarceration - how incarceration as punishment cannot be the only solution. This course exposes students to ideas of justice as a process aimed at reintegrating wrong-doers in society through a path of reconciliation and re-socialization, so that the end of the process will produce fellow citizens rather than ex-felons.
Class Attributes
Urban Studies
Class Notes
This course will focus on the concept of punishment as a response to a criminal act. While in religiously-grounded societies punishment is seen as a retribution for an evil act, tendencies in modernity (and post-modernity) privilege the use of punishment as a tool for social reintegration. With the rise of human rights-based doctrines, the characterization of punishment as retribution has proven to be more and more difficult to justify. Even if sayings such as "paying my debt to society" are still in use, it is becoming more and more evident - especially in a time of mass incarceration - how incarceration as punishment cannot be the only solution. This course exposes students to ideas of justice as a process aimed at reintegrating wrong-doers in society through a path of reconciliation and re-socialization, so that the end of the process will produce fellow citizens rather than ex-felons.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Salvatore Poier, Michael Glass
Meets
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Meeting Dates
08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019
Room
B60 Mervis Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Enrollment Restrictions
Restricted URBNST (BA, BPH)
Available Seats: 0
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
20
Seats Open
5
Class Capacity
25
Unrestricted Seats
5
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20