HUM/UWS 2A — Crime and Punishment: Justice and Criminality from Plato to Serial

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Enrollment limited to Humanities Fellows. Formerly offered as COML/HOI 103a.

Examines concepts of criminality, justice, and punishment in Western humanist traditions. We will trace conversations about jurisprudence in literature, philosophy, political theory, and legal studies. Topics include democracy and the origins of justice, narrating criminality, and the aesthetic force mobilized by criminal trials. This course also involves observing local courtroom proceedings and doing research in historical archives about significant criminal prosecutions. Usually offered every year.
Eugene Sheppard and David Sherman