Об этом курсе
4.8
21 ratings
6 reviews
There are three orienting facts that render mass incarceration in the United States an ethical problem worthy of our deep consideration. First, the rate of incarceration has grown dramatically over the last 40 years so that today there are 2.2 million people in prison or jail, and another 5 million on probation or parole. This means that 1/32 adults in the USA are under state supervision. Second, the application of incarceration is disproportionately applied to the poor, people of color, and other vulnerable populations. Research shows that 85-90% of those in the criminal justice system fall below the poverty line, and the experience of incarceration only impoverishes people further. The consequences of having a criminal record are harsh and debilitating, ranging from family disruption, social alienation, and disenfranchisement. In these ways and others, the current situation of crime and punishment represents a dramatic moral challenge. Finally, victims of crime are themselves poorly served by the current system, often ignored or sidelined in the machinery of punishment. This course seeks to discover alternatives to the current systems of crime and punishment in order to imagine a more inclusive, just and moral society....
Globe

Только онлайн-курсы

Начните сейчас и учитесь по собственному графику.
Calendar

Гибкие сроки

Назначьте сроки сдачи в соответствии со своим графиком.
Beginner Level

Начальный уровень

Clock

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4 hours/week

Прибл. 29 ч. на завершение
Comment Dots

English

Субтитры: English
Globe

Только онлайн-курсы

Начните сейчас и учитесь по собственному графику.
Calendar

Гибкие сроки

Назначьте сроки сдачи в соответствии со своим графиком.
Beginner Level

Начальный уровень

Clock

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4 hours/week

Прибл. 29 ч. на завершение
Comment Dots

English

Субтитры: English

Программа курса: что вы изучите

1

Раздел
Clock
5 ч. на завершение

Course Welcome and Introduction

This module introduces the course's focus on mass incarceration in the United States as an ethical challenge. The facts that define the issue reveal a nation in crisis. We begin with an exploration of religious faith as one starting point for our investigation. However, this course is intended for anyone who is concerned with the problem of incarceration. Beyond following the theological call to attend to the least of these, the course is also motivated by the sociological observation that we learn much about ourselves and our society by exploring how we treat those we deem "criminal." The first module describes the elements of mass incarceration in the United States, and begins to investigate the causes and consequences of this reality....
Reading
3 видео (всего 29 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video3 видео
Mass Incarceration: Introduction10мин
Alex Friedmann: "Mass Incarceration, Criminalization, and Recidivism"5мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Acknowledgements10мин
About this course3мин
Recommended Readings10мин
About the "Pre-Course Survey"10мин
Western Theories of Justice40мин
Trends in U.S. Corrections10мин
Facts About Prisons10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Pre-Course Survey20мин

2

Раздел
Clock
5 ч. на завершение

Crime and Punishment

This module takes up the questions of crime and punishment. What is crime and what are the purposes of punishment? What are the cultural resources that inform the way we think about punishment today?...
Reading
9 видео (всего 96 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
Doug Knight: "Justice and Mercy Applied: Stories from the Bible"17мин
Doug Knight: "Stories of Justice and Mercy: Cain and Abel"12мин
Doug Knight: "Stories of Justice and Mercy: The Goring of the Ox"5мин
Doug Knight: "The Ten Commandments: Law, Order and Sacred Authority"8мин
Doug Knight: "Why the Bible Still Matters: Crime and Punishment Today"12мин
Social Theories of Punishment8мин
Retributive Theories of Punishment8мин
Utilitarian Theories of Punishment8мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
The Bible and Punishment5мин
Durkheim, The Functions of Crime30мин
Retributive Justice30мин
Legal Punishment30мин

3

Раздел
Clock
10 ч. на завершение

The Rise of the Prison

This module takes up the question of the rise of the prison, and its expressions in contemporary USA. How did the Prison Industrial Complex arise, and why has it taken the form it has? ...
Reading
11 видео (всего 115 мин.), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video11 видео
The Rise of the Prison, Part 2: The Colonial Period to Now6мин
Alex Friedmann: "What is the prison-industrial complex or PIC?"3мин
Lisa Guenther: "How do prisoners end up in solitary confinement, and what happens there?"29мин
"Why prisons Started using solitary confinement and why we should end the practice of extreme isolation"22мин
Alex Friedmann: "History of the Private, For-Profit Prison: The Convict Lease System"9мин
Joe Ingle: "The Convict Lease System"3мин
Alex Friedmann: “The Private Prison Business Model”5мин
Alex Friedmann: “Why Private Prisons? The Politics of Punishment”6мин
Alex Friedmann: “Prisoners as Commodities: Moral and Ethical Objections to Private Prisons”11мин
Alex Friedmann: “Private Prison Industry: Ancillary Products & Services”6мин
Reading7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
History of Prisons35мин
Film Viewing Guide: "The Farm: Angola Prison"45мин
The “Legacy of Slavery” Comes to the Smithsonian with Angola Prison Guard Tower Donation5мин
Angola Museum: History of Angola Prison10мин
Viewing Guide and links to PBS "Slavery by Another Name"30мин
Mother Jones: "My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard"45мин
Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration45мин

4

Раздел
Clock
7 ч. на завершение

Criminalization: The Experience of Prison

This module looks more closely at the intimate details and experiences of criminalization and incarceration. We explore the experience of being charged with a crime, of going through the court system, and of finding oneself in prison. What is the experience of prison, both on those who find themselves inside and those who are the family and friends of the incarcerated?...
Reading
12 видео (всего 147 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video12 видео
Alex Friedmann: "Mass Incarceration, Criminalization and Recidivism"5мин
Dawn Deaner: “History and Purpose of Public Defense”6мин
Dawn Deaner: “Public Defense: How it Works and Doesn't Work”8мин
Dawn Deaner: “The Impact of Poverty on Justice”10мин
Dawn Deaner: “Biggest Challenges in Public Defense”8мин
Dawn Deaner: “Concluding Thoughts”2мин
Chief August Washington: “Challenges to Policing”11мин
Roundtable Discussion: The Experience of Prison13мин
Roundtable Discussion: The Day-to-Day Reality of Prison17мин
Roundtable Discussion: The Hidden Pains of Prison32мин
Roundtable Discussion: Painful Truths About Prison in America16мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Gideon v. Wainwright 372 U.S. 335 (1963)30мин
The Atlantic: "Travesties in Criminal Justice That Are Mostly Ignored"10мин
Viewing Guide: PBS "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story"10мин
Viewing Guide: "Rikers: An American Jail"30мин
4.8

Лучшие рецензии

автор: JQJul 9th 2017

Great course. I enjoyed the lectures and readings.

Преподаватель

Graham Reside

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Divinity School

О Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

Часто задаваемые вопросы

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

Остались вопросы? Посетите Центр поддержки учащихся.