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Incarceration Nation: Issues in American Criminal Justice

(23) Incarceration Nation: Issues in American Criminal Justice - Anne Nurse, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

America has become known as the “incarceration nation.”  Why is this the case?  What effects does it have?  This seminar will explore the criminal justice system with a focus on court processes and incarceration.  Central to the class will be participation in a service learning opportunity at the Wayne County Court and possibly another project at a local detention facility.  We will read selections from the interdisciplinary literature on courts and prisons and will also learn very basic quantitative data analysis techniques.  Students who register for this class should be open-minded and excited about applied learning.