2022-2023 Catalog

AFS 245 Race, Policing, and Justice in U.S. Cities

A reading- and discussion- intensive seminar on race, policing, and cities in the United States from the 1890s to the present. Specifically, students investigate the roles of racial segregation and economic disinvestment in manufacturing a criminal underclass; the narratives of urban danger that informed anti-crime policy; the origins, logics, and impacts of modern policing; and the historical agents who navigated and resisted entangling networks of enforcement, surveillance, and incarceration. [GM1, H]