Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Carceral Studies Microcredential


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Faculty Coordinator: Caroline Woidat

email: woidat@geneseo.edu, office: Welles 228A

By the second half of the 20th century, the United States’ prison population had grown exponentially to reach both the highest rate of incarceration and the largest number of prisoners of any country in the world. Across the Americas, social movements have also shed light on the unjust and violent policing practices threatening the lives of people with minoritized social identities. This interdisciplinary and integrative microcredential provides students with the opportunity to examine the historical, social, political, legal, and economic contexts for understanding policing and mass incarceration, as well as the relationship between prisons, policing and racism. Through the completion of an integrative and applied learning experience, students will explore how to confront and respond to the injustices inherent in policing and mass incarceration.

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