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SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-696
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

SOCY-696
001
SOCIOLOGY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Policing, Prisons and Health

This course examines the many ways that policing practices, high rates of incarceration, and life in prisons in the United States impact on health. The course explores different health-related topics as they intersect with criminal justice, including mental health, infectious disease, substance use, and food/nutrition. Some reading explicitly addresses the convergence of health, policing and incarceration. Other readings focus on policing and the organization of prison life and their implications for health are considered in class discussions. Students have opportunities to utilize primary qualitative data collected from formerly incarcerated men and women to further explore course topics.