Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 393 - Crime and Punishment in Early America (3 credits)


This course examines criminal behavior (or actions defined as such) and its consequences in Early America. Themes and topics may include the development of systems of law in the colonies, modes of punishment, methods and theories of deterrence, legal and judicial inequities in the new nation, the emergence of penitentiaries and prison systems, attempts at rehabilitation of convicts and the philosophies or rationale behind those efforts. F, S, May.