Policing in Comparative Perspective - 04
PS 0138 - 04
What are the origins of domestic security institutions (police) in Western Europe and the United States? How did major political developments (such as WWI and WWI, rise of fascism, the Civil Rights Movement, colonialism and de-colonization) affect the use of coercion domestically? How did public attitudes toward the police change over time in different states, and why? Why is there no mass incarceration in Europe? What are the origins (political, social, economic, and cultural) and consequences of mass incarceration in the United States? These are some of the key issues this senior seminar will address.
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