Mass Incarceration in the United States
Instructor(s): Ariel White
Course level: Undergraduate
Offered this Academic Year: Yes
Course term: Fall
Course number: 17.271
Covers the current state of incarceration in the United States and proposals for reform. Class materials include a mix of first-hand/media accounts of incarceration and social science literature on the causes and effects of high incarceration rates. Topics include race and the criminal legal system, collateral consequences of incarceration, public opinion about incarceration, and the behavior of recently elected "reform" prosecutors.