CJ 200: Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program: Examining Status in America

This class brings together university students (outside students) and current prisoners (inside students) in order to expand our understanding of punishment practices in the United States.  In particular, students are asked to evaluate the impact of status upon American life by considering issues of personal and collective voice in communities, variation in access to conventional success opportunities, and the effect of status upon ability to effectively engage in local and national communities.  It is a chance for all students to gain deeper understanding of community membership from multiple perspectives, and how it is impacted by social status.  Through application of theoretical perspectives and consideration of practical experience students are exposed to a diversity of material that allows them to more fully examine and understand the complex impact of social status upon American life.

Contact: Professor Steve McGuinn (Criminal Justice Program)