Mass Incarceration, Policing, and Systemic Racism |
This seminar focuses on the structures and processes that led the United States to build the largest carceral regime in the world. Nearly 2.4 million Americans are now behind bars, and the racial and ethnic composition of prison and jail populations in the U.S. reveals inequalities greater than all other industrialized nations. Students will explore concepts such as race, class, policing, and incarceration that are foundational for analyzing the formation of the U.S. carceral state. This class will be taught by John Mathews II who serves as Director of Community Engagement / Senior Legal Counsel for the The Justice Collaborative. Prof. Mathews is joining Denver Law as part of the Spring 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner Teaching Initiative.
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)