RACE, CLASS, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(LAWI-4070) - 3 UNITS
We will address issues confronting the criminal justice system and the fair administration of justice in the U.S. We will look at how factors such as poverty, race, access to education and social position or class affect the likelihood that someone will encounter the criminal justice system and their particular experience with the system. We will look at topics such as racial profiling, discriminatory prosecution, jury selection, the phenomenon of jury nullification, sentencing and the burgeoning prison industrial complex.
This course may be offered for 2 or 3 units.