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

Course description:

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.