Dec 02, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSC 350 - Crime and Deviance in Latin America: A History of Social Control


As Latin America severed ties with Spain and Portugal and began the process of establishing modern republics after the 1820s, leaders and liberal governments began to identify crime as a social problem at odds with national order and progress. In this course we will study how these states sought to replace colonial structures and stepped in to take on the role of the Catholic Church as private overseers of moral codes and behavior. We will read what historians have uncovered about how the science of social hygiene and prophylactic measures to safe guard the social fabric of virtue and ideal citizenship grew and attempted to codify and regulate behavior. States developed new systems of vigilance, discipline and punishment and people of all social classes learned to respond within these new paradigms. Course Codes: B. Prereq: Any lower level History or Social Science course.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: B. Prereq: Any lower level History or Social Science course. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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