May 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

AHIS 280 - Crime in the Urban Atlantic 3 s.h.

Crime and Punishment in the Urban Atlantic World explores the history of crime and punishment in the context of the Atlantic World to 1860. This course examines how what might be defined as a crime and how a perpetrator might be punished is influenced by a set of social, cultural, and economic factors. Using a comparative approach, the course focuses on how residents and local authorities construct urban crime (from thievery to murder) and punishment (from public whipping to execution) in New York City and London, England. Offered irregularly.
Prerequisite(s): SoS, 3 s.h. of 100 level history courses.