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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 325                                    
Course Title: The Latina/O Experience of Criminal Justice
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course analyzes the criminal justice system and its impact on the lives and communities of Latino/as and other groups in the United States. Particular emphasis is placed on Latino/as human and civil rights and the role that race, ethnicity, gender and class play in the criminal justice system. Interdisciplinary readings and class discussions center on issues such as the over-representation of Latino/as and racial minorities in the criminal justice system; law and police-community relations, racial profiling, stop and frisk policies, immigration status, detentions and deportations, Latino/a youth, media representations, gangs, and access to education and employment and the school-to-prison-pipeline.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: