Race, Crimes, and Restorative Justice | Spalding University Catalog

CJ-220: Race, Crimes, and Restorative Justice

3 credit hours

This course explores the impact of race on the criminal justice system and how restorative justice approaches might help address the systemic racism that permeates the system. Starting with the US Constitution, the course will explore the 13th Amendment, convict leasing, Jim Crow, and the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, and racial disparities in arrest, prosecution, and sentencing practices. This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements.