Abolition and the Carceral State – 6909

Using the lens of abolitionist thought, this course will explore the past, present, and future of the carceral state. It will place the present-day movements to abolish police and prisons in historical perspective and explore the ways history has been used by activists in pursuit of racial justice and social equality. The work of the course will include archival research and students will have the opportunity to engage with scholars, advocates, and community organizations as they formulate and carry out their projects.

Course Equivalency

Students may NOT earn credit if HIST 8646 was previously completed.

Graduation Requirements
Upper Division Legal Writing
Subject Area
Criminal Justice *
Legal History
Student Year
Upper Division
Grade base
A - F
Course type