|Explores the relationship between the history of the US criminal justice system and controversies over racial disparities in the war on drugs and the policing of minority communities. Includes perspectives on the rise of mass incarceration and the debates over the role of race, poverty, and procedure in criminal punishment. Examines a series of case studies on topics such as the death penalty, illegal immigration, and the Fourth Amendment. Studies the constitutional aspects of national security policing before and after 9/11.
W, 10am-1pm, E51-393