Inequalities in the US Criminal Justice System


Overview of the inner workings and ethics of the US criminal justice process, including criminal legislation, police procedures, courts, and corrections. Explores case studies, empirical research, film, theories, and policies to understand and evaluate how values, culture, and the distribution of power and resources in the United States shape its punishment regime. Focuses on class, gender, ethnic, racial, nationality, and age inequalities in the justice system.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall Only