Criminal Justice

One Semester (.5 credit)

May fulfill either Humanities-History or Social Science requirement (HIS, SOCSCI)
Criminal Justice is a new course offered at APH that will examine American History through high profile crimes and assess the criminal justice system. We’ll also look directly at the structure of the U.S. justice system, mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, and the explosion of the U.S. prison system over the last 4 decades. Core texts will include: Angela Davis’s Are Prisons Obsolete?, excerpts from Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s Golden Gulag, and excerpts from Crimes of the Century by Gilbert Geiss and Leigh Bienen.