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Course Prefix: HIS   Course #: 216   Keywords: null  

HIS 216LEC Crime and Punishment in America

Lecture

In colonial America, practicing witchcraft was against the law. Beating your wife was not. Convicted wrongdoers faced hanging, flogging, even branding - but not prison. There has always been crime and punishment in America, but just what counts as crime, which crimes are committed, which are especially dreaded, how criminals are prosecuted, who they are and what kinds of penalties they face has changed from century to century. USH

Credits: 3
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Typically Offered: Spring
 
Published: Sep 13, 2021 15:02:55