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C J 200 - Comparative Prisons

5 Credits
This class will explore prison practices in the U.S. and globally. An emphasis will be given to anthropological research methods and cross-cultural comparison.


Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Students who are interested in learning about global prison practices from a cross-cultural perspective. This class is designed to serve students seeking both transfer and professional technical degrees.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:32

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Trends in global prison practices
  • History of U.S. prison practices
  • Prison practices in different countries around the globe

Student Learning Outcomes
Compare U.S. prison practices to prison practices in other countries.

Explain how prison practices can be influenced by local culture, history, and politics.

Describe the history of how incarceration spread around the world.

Discuss ethnocentrism and cultural relativism in evaluating prison practices.

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