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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....
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完成时间为 5 小时

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....
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3 个视频(共 29 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video3 个视频
Mass Incarceration: Introduction10分钟
Alex Friedmann: "Mass Incarceration, Criminalization, and Recidivism"5分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Acknowledgements10分钟
About this course3分钟
Recommended Readings10分钟
About the "Pre-Course Survey"10分钟
Western Theories of Justice40分钟
Trends in U.S. Corrections10分钟
Facts About Prisons10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Pre-Course Survey20分钟

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完成时间为 5 小时

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 个视频(共 96 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Doug Knight: "Justice and Mercy Applied: Stories from the Bible"17分钟
Doug Knight: "Stories of Justice and Mercy: Cain and Abel"12分钟
Doug Knight: "Stories of Justice and Mercy: The Goring of the Ox"5分钟
Doug Knight: "The Ten Commandments: Law, Order and Sacred Authority"8分钟
Doug Knight: "Why the Bible Still Matters: Crime and Punishment Today"12分钟
Social Theories of Punishment8分钟
Retributive Theories of Punishment8分钟
Utilitarian Theories of Punishment8分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
The Bible and Punishment5分钟
Durkheim, The Functions of Crime30分钟
Retributive Justice30分钟
Legal Punishment30分钟

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完成时间为 10 小时

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 个视频(共 115 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video11 个视频
The Rise of the Prison, Part 2: The Colonial Period to Now6分钟
Alex Friedmann: "What is the prison-industrial complex or PIC?"3分钟
Lisa Guenther: "How do prisoners end up in solitary confinement, and what happens there?"29分钟
"Why prisons Started using solitary confinement and why we should end the practice of extreme isolation"22分钟
Alex Friedmann: "History of the Private, For-Profit Prison: The Convict Lease System"9分钟
Joe Ingle: "The Convict Lease System"3分钟
Alex Friedmann: “The Private Prison Business Model”5分钟
Alex Friedmann: “Why Private Prisons? The Politics of Punishment”6分钟
Alex Friedmann: “Prisoners as Commodities: Moral and Ethical Objections to Private Prisons”11分钟
Alex Friedmann: “Private Prison Industry: Ancillary Products & Services”6分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
History of Prisons35分钟
Film Viewing Guide: "The Farm: Angola Prison"45分钟
The “Legacy of Slavery” Comes to the Smithsonian with Angola Prison Guard Tower Donation5分钟
Angola Museum: History of Angola Prison10分钟
Viewing Guide and links to PBS "Slavery by Another Name"30分钟
Mother Jones: "My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard"45分钟
Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration45分钟

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完成时间为 7 小时

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 个视频(共 147 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video12 个视频
Alex Friedmann: "Mass Incarceration, Criminalization and Recidivism"5分钟
Dawn Deaner: “History and Purpose of Public Defense”6分钟
Dawn Deaner: “Public Defense: How it Works and Doesn't Work”8分钟
Dawn Deaner: “The Impact of Poverty on Justice”10分钟
Dawn Deaner: “Biggest Challenges in Public Defense”8分钟
Dawn Deaner: “Concluding Thoughts”2分钟
Chief August Washington: “Challenges to Policing”11分钟
Roundtable Discussion: The Experience of Prison13分钟
Roundtable Discussion: The Day-to-Day Reality of Prison17分钟
Roundtable Discussion: The Hidden Pains of Prison32分钟
Roundtable Discussion: Painful Truths About Prison in America16分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Gideon v. Wainwright 372 U.S. 335 (1963)30分钟
The Atlantic: "Travesties in Criminal Justice That Are Mostly Ignored"10分钟
Viewing Guide: PBS "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story"10分钟
Viewing Guide: "Rikers: An American Jail"30分钟
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创建者 JQJul 9th 2017

Great course. I enjoyed the lectures and readings.

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Graham Reside

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Divinity School

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