The History and Models of Punishment

Overview

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:

  1. Understand the historical and social context of punishment for specific eras
  2. Describe the Pennsylvania, New York, and Convict Lease Systems of Punishment
  3. Summarize the evolution of punishment in the U.S.

Readings

Segments

Assignments

Discussion