Engaged Curriculum Grants

Crime, Prisons, Education and Justice Minor

Exploring issues around the criminal justice system and incarceration policy through first-hand experiences with prison education.

Myths and misconceptions about crime, prisons and justice abound in the United States. In this interdisciplinary minor, students confront their preconceived notions head-on by serving as teaching assistants at the Auburn, Cayuga and Five Points Correctional Facilities and taking courses that help give context to their firsthand experiences. At a time when much of the country is turning its attention to criminal justice reform, this minor equips students to understand and assess competing claims about the criminal justice system; to bridge the chasms created by disparities in wealth, income, education and opportunity in contemporary society; and to be informed leaders in ongoing debates about mass incarceration and what has come to be called the “carceral state.”

Grant type: Development

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Related Links

Videos from PMA 4680: Prison Theatre and the Possibilities of Transformation
– Phoenix Players Theatre Group website


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