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The Mandel Center for the Humanities is sponsoring one team-taught interdisciplinary course per semester.

Fall 2018

COML/HOI 103A — Crime and Punishment: Justice and Criminality from Plato to Serial

Examines concepts of criminality, justice, and punishment in Western humanist traditions. We will trace conversations about jurisprudence in literature, philosophy, political theory, and legal studies. Topics include democracy and the origins of justice, narrating criminality, and the aesthetic force mobilized by criminal trials. This course also involves observing local courtroom proceedings and doing research in historical archives about significant criminal prosecutions. Special one-time offering, spring 2016. Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Sherman