This program 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 program will be taught online through the Canvas virtual learning environment, a chat room for live webinars, and e-mail. 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 Monday, June 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Requests for alternative orientation arrangements considered case by case.
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Criminal justice, education, law, government and public policy, social work.