RACIAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC DEFENSE
(LAWI-4150) - 2 UNITS

This course explores the relationship between the history of the United States and how traditional ideas about race have shaped and affected American law, policy, and legal institutions. Students will examine (1) systemic racism in the United States, and how traditional ideas of race have evolved as the country has grown and changed though our history, political system, and laws; (2) how while the groups adversely affected has changed throughout our history, certain themes remain consistent through an exploration of the societal norms, practices and cultural ideals of those times; and (3) how race and racial inequality impacts all parts of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, the courts, and corrections).

Prerequisites:
None