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Tag Archives: Law

The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality

In his October cover story, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families. “There’s a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system,” he says in … Continue reading

Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice

This course offers an examination of race in the context of the American criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed on the treatment of racial minorities as victims and offenders by law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Dr. Thomas Alexander University of … Continue reading

Stereotypes killed Robert Butts

By John Hagedorn | Gangs and The Media The State of Georgia executed Robert Butts Friday night, May 4, 2018 at 9:58 EDT. But the real killer was a lethal injection of stereotypes by prosecutors, callously upheld by the courts. I … Continue reading

Law, Protest, and Social Movements

This course is for students interested in learning how to create social change through collective action. The dual aims of the course are to enrich our understanding of the mechanics of social change and to critically examine the relationship between … Continue reading

The Drug Problem: Beyond Arrest

After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel knows first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why Pugel and his colleagues started a program that offers treatment instead of … Continue reading

Social Issues in Biology

“Social Issues in Biology” is a small reading and discussion class with a maximum of 20 students.  Using contemporary and historical examples, discussions examine the social, political and cultural factors that influence science and its presentation to the public.  Cases … Continue reading

Law and Poverty

This class introduces you to literature written by writers of color living in the United States. With special attention to motifs such as memory, storytelling, cultural hybridity, and the social construction of identity, we’ll explore similarities and differences in the … Continue reading

Welfare Law

Dr. Lucy Williams Syllabus

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