This class will be facilitated using lectures and guided class discussions by invited guest speakers and student facilitators. There are opportunities for direct field monitoring of police on duty. Students will learn about the issues faced by residents that racial profiling, civil, and human rights abuses bring to the community. Students will be trained in basic criminal procedure, power analysis, and techniques for observing police activity. In addition, students will examine the history and origins of police, resistance movements, and community-based alternatives to the justice system as we know it. Finally, in this course, students will have the opportunity to have a role in the community beyond the DeCal, researching topics that are current and relevant to the larger community.
|Legal Studies 198.2