HUMA 444E (H01) - What is a Criminal?

Honors/What is a Criminal?

Durham   Liberal Arts > Humanities
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 54120
Criminals are people who break the law -- In theory. How do people become criminals (with regard to biological, cultural, and economic influences)? What happens to them in the criminal justice system, and how does the system shape the definition of "criminal"? We will also discuss "criminals of conscience" from Thoreau and Gandhi to Edward Snowden. The course will emphasize reading but will also engage with other media, including films, podcasts, and visual art.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Katherine Gaudet

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm HS G34

Booklist

Book Details
CRIMINAL BRAIN (08)
by RAFTER
Required
ISBN
9780814776148
PUBLISHER
INGRAM PUB
QUESTION OF FREEDOM (10)
by BETTS
Required
ISBN
9781583333969
PUBLISHER
PENG RAND
NEW JIM CROW (12)
by ALEXANDER
Required
ISBN
9781595586438
PUBLISHER
INGRAM PUB
THE CRIMINAL BRAIN, SECOND EDITION: UN (2ND 16)
by RAFTER NICOLE
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ISBN
9781479894697
PUBLISHER
INGRAM PUB
EBK THE NEW JIM CROW
by ALEXANDER
Not for Sale
ISBN
9781595588197
PUBLISHER
YUZU

Required texts: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 2010 (any edition). Available on 4-hr reserve at Dimond Library; also available as an e-book through UNH Libraries. Nicole Rafter, The Criminal Brain: Understanding Biological Theories of Crime. 2008 (any edition). Available on 4-hr reserve at Dimond Library; also available as an e-book through UNH Libraries. R. Dwayne Betts, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison. 2009 (any edition)

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