Criminalization and Punishment

LLS 343
Photo of family in Central America

Examines how populations are criminalized due to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and immigration status. Readings analyze how laws are created and normalized. In order to effectively engage in critical inquiry, students will be asked to suspend moral judgments so that they can analytically approach the study of crime, criminals, and criminal activity.

Topic: U.S. - Central America: A Transnational Perspective
Examines how populations are criminalized due to race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and immigration status. Readings analyze why youth join gangs? Where the gangs originated? What are the relationships between U.S. security policies, neoliberalism, violence, and migration? To effectively engage in critical inquiry, students will be asked to suspend moral judgments so that they can analytically approach the study of criminalized populations, criminals, and criminal activity. 

      Thursday 3:30-4:50

      Instructor: Elizabeth Velasquez Estrada

      Same as AAS 343, AFRO 343, AIS 343, and GWS 343

 

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