SUNY Oneonta

AHIS 305 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 seminar 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. (LA)

Prerequisites: SoS, 3 s.h. of 200 level history courses.

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