An examination of the historic, moral, philosophical, legal, and socio-cultural framing of arguments for and against the death penalty in the U.S. This course considers how race, class, nation, and gender shape understandings of the death penalty to study the consequences for both victims' and offenders' families, wrongful convictions, alternative models for restoring justice, and international standards overseeing state-sanctioned death.
The Death Penalty
Crime & Justice Studies
Monday, April 2, 2018 to Friday, September 7, 2018