Africana Criminal Justice Oral History Research Seminar (Spring 2003)

DESCRIPTION: This seminar explores core themes of the Africana Criminal Justice Project through assigned readings, in-class discussion, and a research module. The seminar will focus on the racialization of criminal social control, as evidenced by the black experience, and the broader consequences of criminal justice policies for individuals, families, communities, and societies overall. The seminar will introduce students to important texts in these areas, including several overlooked contributions from black writers, while also challenging students to develop new insights on crime and punishment in the black experience, through oral history and/or archival research projects. Student research will help to develop assets for a Multimedia Study Environment for Justice of Color.

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