ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Anthropology of Crime, Criminalization and Punishment
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

What does it mean to live in a society that relies on policing, surveillance and imprisonment to address social, political and economic problems? Drawing from anthropological and ethnographic contributions to the understanding of processes of criminalization and punishment, this course will critically explore fundamental issues of harm, accountability and justice. Key topics will include the social construction of "crime," the processes through which certain groups of people get designated as criminal, the role of policing and surveillance, the consequences of imprisonment (mass and otherwise), prisoner reentry, criminal records and the politics of reform and abolition.

ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
F 11:00AM - 2:00PM
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