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HIS 329 Crime and Punishment in History (3 credits)

A study of crime, police, and punishment from the Middle Ages to the present. The primary emphasis will be on Britain and Continental Europe, but there will be some treatment of developments in America from colonial times to the present. Topics will include early crime and punishment; the Enlightenment reformers; organized police forces; and development of prisons in England and America; public order and disorder; the Victorian underworld; and trends in modern criminal justice.