Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend it because it is a very insightful course that exposes the system of punishment in our country. It challenges the ideas we have going in and shows us the reality of punishment in America. It is very interesting even if you're not a Criminal Justice major but it is heavy on the reading and discussions. There is always something new to learn and new to talk about.
I enjoyed watching the documentaries about prisons and other forms of punishment that we discussed in class. Class was never boring because of the content and if everyone participated in class then that made it even more enjoyable. I learned the flaws of our punishment system in America and the awful conditions inmates often lived in. There is a rehabilitative tone in the background of this course that stresses better conditions for prisoners and an overall expression of humanity.
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Advice for students:
Always do the readings. This professor focuses a lot of in-class discussion on doing readings from various books and publications as well as online articles and journals. There is always something to read and if you don't, it's easy to get behind and that can become overwhelming.