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Courses - Spring 2023
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Comparative History of Crime and Punishment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: HIST289L or HIST146.
Formerly: HIST289L.
Explores the transformation of crime and punishment in England, France, and America over five centuries. Focus is on the connections between forms of government, cultural norms, and punishment. How do ideas about government and its rightful exercise connect to which actions are deemed crimes, who is punished, and how they are punished? "Crimes" covered in this course will range from high crimes such as murder, theft, witchcraft, heresy, sedition, and treason to crimes of property and morals crimes such as non-attendance at church and drunkenness.