The course materials for this week will provide an overview to the history of punishment. We will discuss the varying methods/strategies to punish, the evolution of punishment, and connect the past practices to current methods.
By the end of our review of this material and our conversations, you will:
Understand the historical and social context of punishment for specific eras
Describe the Pennsylvania, New York, and Convict Lease Systems of Punishment
Summarize the evolution of punishment in the U.S.