Punishment and Prison Reform
FO 201, 924-4470
T,R, 1-3, and by appt.
This is a philosophical exploration and normative critique of
: David Garland,
The Culture of Control
; Deidre Golash,
Readings on web page and online
: Active participation (come prepared to all session of the
class and participate constructively in discussion), one 12-15 page paper or two 6-8 page
papers, one presentation.
You will be allowed to revise your paper(s) providing you get
them in on time. Your participation will count for 20 points, presentation for 20 points,
and paper 60 points.
Presentations will be done in weeks 11-15.
I. Philosophical Justifications of Punishment
Week 1, 1/27, Topic: Introduction to the Problem of Punishment; Reading: Golash, Ch. 1
Week 2, 2/3, Topic: Varieties of Retributivism; Reading: Cottingham, Walker, Golash,
Week 3, 2/10, Topic: Retributivism: Unfair Advantage; Reading: Davis, Duff (1990)
Topic: Retributivism: Fair Play; Reading: Daggar, Duff (2008), Golash, Ch. 4
Week 4, 2/17, Topic: Topic: Retributivism: Trust; Reading: Dimock, Korman
Topic: Retributivism: Expressive; Reading: Primoratz, Hampton, Gert, Hanna
Week 5, 2/24, Deterrence; Reading: Ellis (both), Sprague, Golash, Ch 2, 5
Week 6, 3/3, Topic: Moral Education; Reading: Morris (both), Dolinko, Shook, Shafer-
Week 7, 3/10, Topic: Communication; Reading: Duff (2003), Golash, Ch. 6
Topic: Is punishment justified? Golash, Ch. 7-8
II. Social Theory: Why does the U.S. punish so harshly?
Week 8, 3/17 Garland, Ch 1-3
6-8 PAGE PAPER ONE DUE