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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-379
Topics in Human Rights, Identity, and Culture (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics focusing on the intersection of human rights, identity, and culture. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260 or SISU-270.

SISU-379
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Human Rights, Identity, and Culture (3)

Crime, Immigration, and Race in the United States and Europe

Most prisons in Europe and the United States are filled with men and women, or descendants of men and women, from countries that were once the colonial possessions of the countries where they now are imprisoned. In the United States, where twenty-five percent of the world's prisoners are housed, most are descendants of slaves. How are old colonial relationships reproduced inside the cities of the global North, and why is the criminal justice system in so many of these countries so skewed? This course looks at the dynamics of race, immigration, crime, policing, and criminal justice in Europe and the United States.