Justice, Mercy and Mass Incarceration
Justice, Mercy and Mass Incarceration (UNIV 5150) will explore mass incarceration through law and religion together, equipping students with a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of our current system. It will also explore the legal structures and justifications that create mass incarceration and the moral and theological arguments that are provoked. This interdisciplinary study will enable students to become better advocates for change through policy, law, outreach and activism. Given this course’s denotation as a multicultural university course, students will address incarceration’s deeply embedded racial and ethic dynamics–considering its influence on concepts of procedural justice in the communities of color that it disproportionally affects.
- Notes on a Visit to TPFW, the Tennessee Prison for Women
- Freedom at a Price
- A Visit to the Public Defender's Office and Courthouse
- A Law Professor’s Thoughts on Teaching a Joint Law School – Divinity School Course on Mass Incarceration
- Attending to the Forgotten