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USC Gould School of Law

Topics in Criminal Law and Criminology     LAW-851

This course centers on the new theories of blame and punishment formulated in response to Michele Alexander's landmark book: The New Jim Crow. We will explore why the liberal new Jim Crow narrative is factually false, regressive, and counterproductive when viewed through the lenses of a brand of Critical Race Theory that I have denominated, "Nigga Theory." In this scholarly setting, I will systematically debunk what many have called "the bible of a social movement," The New Jim Crow. Class participants will be responsible for applying our fresh critiques of The New Jim Crow and new insights to today's most pressing criminal justice controversies.

Units 1, 2, 3, 4, max 8
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type Varies with Professor
Writing Requirement Yes, if enrolled in 4-unit section
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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