This class looks at controversial issues in the American criminal justice system through the lenses of history and legal studies. Students will face difficult questions about difficult topics and be asked to read critically, think openly, and dialogue respectfully within a distance-based learning community. The class will be taught online through the Canvas virtual learning environment, a chat room for live webinars, and email. Topics include jury trials, police use of force, drug sentencing, immigration enforcement, juvenile justice and others. Attendance at a one-time, face-to-face orientation is required on Monday, June 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Requests for alternative orientation arrangements are considered on a case-by-case basis.
This course was designed as fully online prior to the requirement to move to remote learning.
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Criminal justice, education, law, government and public policy, social work.