Apr 22, 2018  
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Catalogue 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AFRS 217 - Prisons, Community Reentry, and Critical issues in the Criminal Justice System

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course examines the prison experience in the United States and critical issues in the criminal justice system in a prison setting with Vassar students and incarcerated men. The course provides historical overviews of the role of prisons in society and critical examinations of some relevant contemporary issues in criminal justice such as the death penalty, felon disenfranchisement, juveniles in adult prisons, children of incarcerated parents, and immigrants in prison.

Not offered 2017/18.

The course meets on Thursday evenings for two hours. A number of field trips are scheduled to local and New York City agencies usually on Fridays. Special permission required.



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