17.56 The Politics of Crime and Policing


Class Info

Equips students to think analytically about the politics of crime and policing. After introducing key concepts, research methods, and sources of data, students read the latest social scientific research on bias and discrimination, police reform, crime prevention, deterrence and incarceration, and social movements related to crime and policing. Other topics include vigilantism, gender-based violence, terrorism, and organized crime. The class is comparative, with emphasis on the United States and Latin America.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.56 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by R. Bateson.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

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