The rise of the carceral state in the United, States, including crime in different historical, eras and the ways Americans have sought to deter,, punish, and rehabilitate. Sub-topics include the, changing role of the police; changing definitions, of what constitutes a crime; the evolution of the, prison system; the rise of convict labor; the, political economy of the recent prison boom; the, emergence of the victims' rights and prisoners', rights movements; the privatization of prisons;, differences in treatment based on race, gender,, and age. Course will take place in a nearby, correctional facility.