Race, Crime and Justice
June 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
This course is needed in ministry due to the crisis in the criminal justice system in America today. The crisis is evinced by the fact that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with an unprecedented and disproportionate representation of African Americans and Hispanics. Moreover, the crisis is exacerbated by the fact children of color are being targeted literally from the cradle and delivered to the school to prison pipeline.
- Gain an understanding of the politics of crime and policy
- Analysis the relationship between incarceration and crime
- Explore the racial dynamics of the criminal justice system
- Discuss Socio-economic policies and incarceration
- Understand the value of restorative justice
- Study means and methods in which youth are being targeted
Taught by Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue
This class will be held at The Sentencing Project: 1705 DeSales St, NW 8th floor, Washington, DC 20036
This course fulfills a requirement for the Certificate of Study in Criminal Justice & Reconciliation.