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Courses with Restorative Justice Content

Courses with Restorative Justice Content

Courses with Restorative Justice Content

by John Earl Dio

Restorative Justice – Legal Studies 162AC – CCN: 51668 – 3 Units

TH 3:30-6:30, 3 Evans

Professor Mary Louise Frampton

This course will examine the theory and practice of restorative justice, with an emphasis on the ways that criminal justice systems implicate the emotions and the social integration of both victims and offenders. The course will also interrogate the ways that existing approaches function – at times, purposefully – to foster vengeance and contempt toward offenders as a social category, complicating the process of re-entry and reintegration.

Note: this is an ACES course, which means students can opt to do community-based research and action.

Youth, Justice, & Culture – Legal Studies 104AC – CCN: 51539 – 4 Units

M,W 4-5:30 pm, 102 Wurster

Professor Michael Musheno

The seminar challenges adult-centered representations of urban youth of different ethnicities, their problems, and the supposed solutions to those problems. Particular attention is given to youth conflict, peer relations, identity building within and across ethnic groups, claims on space and territory, the salience of law and rights, and adaptations to adult authorities and practices in the contexts of urban neighborhoods and public schools.

Punishment, Culture, & Society – Legal Studies 160 – CCN: 51632 – 4 Units

M,W 4-5:30 pm, 3 LeConte

Professor Richard Perry

The desire to punish seems to be a universal human trait with deep psychological, moral, and practical foundations. This course explores the roots of penal change in advanced economic countries since the 18th century, with attention to California's penal crisis in the early 21st century and comparisons with trends in the rest of North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Immigration & Citizenship – Legal Studies 132AC – CCN: 51578 – 4 Units

T.TH 8-9:30 am, 60 Evans

Professor Leti Volpp

We often hear that America is a “nation of immigrants.” This representation of the U.S. does not explain why some are presumed to belong and others are not. We will examine both historical and contemporary law of immigration and citizenship to see how law has shaped national identity and the identity of immigrant communities. In addition to scholarly texts, we will learn to read and analyze excerpts of cases and the statute that governs immigration and citizenship, the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Human Rights & Global Politics – Peace & Conflict Studies 127 – CCN: 66742 – 4 Units

T, TH, 12:30-2 213 Wheeler

Professor Tetsushi Ogata

After WWII, we witnessed a "revolution" in human rights theory, practice, and institution building. After introducing the idea of human rights, its historic development, and various international human rights mechanisms, this course will ask what post-intervention, international criminal justice, U.S. foreign policy, immigration, and economic rights. Looking in-depth at these five areas, we will ask how ideas about human rights, laws about human rights, and institutions to protect human rights have on how states and other global actors act, and how individuals have fared.

Politics of Displacement – Political Science 111AC – CCN: 71568 – 4 Units

T,TH 9:30-11 am, 160 Kroeber

Professor Nadesan Permaul

Antebellum [“before the war”…Civil War] American political history generally follows a routine script in which the purpose of the American Revolution was to liberate Americans for self-government from an overbearing political authority wielded by the British Crown, and the establishment of individual freedom to pursue private prosperity and social emancipation. In this class, the revolution against traditional political authority embodied in Thomas Jefferson's and Thomas Paine's attacks on the British crown, the rise of slavery, and the conflict with Native America are seen as elements of a cultural and social trauma that results from European displacement to North America from the 16th through 19th centuries. This cultural and social trauma becomes in this class the origin of America’s cultural identity.

Economy & Society – Sociology 120 – CCN: 81795 – 4 Units

T,TH, 2-3:30 pm, 2 LeConte

Professor Neil Fligstein

This course provides students with a sociological analysis of economic behavior that can be of use in making sense of this dramatic moment in world and U.S. history. In contrast to the neo-liberal economic model, which treats economic behavior as rational and markets as self-regulating, sociology shows that economic behavior is social behavior, and describes the many ways in which markets are constituted by social factors, including government policy, culture, and political mobilizations. The course is organized around four units: 1. sociological theories of economic behavior; 2. the social constitution of markets; 3. the crisis of 2008; and 4. labor and the constitution of modern society.

Sociology of Law – Sociology 114 P – CCN: 81789 – 4 Units

T,TH 3:30-5 pm, 390 Hearst Mining

Professor Barlow

The sociology of law studies law and legal institutions as social relationships. Everyday life both incorporates and creates legal meanings and practices. Utilizing sociological theories and methods, this course explores the legal field as a set of social networks and cultural meanings, and examines the relationship of the legal field to social life. Topics to be covered include: sociological theories of law and society, and the social constitution of tort law, contract law, criminal law and institutions.

Advanced Seminar in Ethnic Studies – Ethnic Studies 190AC

Inside and Beyond Walls: Migra, Masses and the Carceral State

M, 2-5 pm

Professor Victoria Robinson

The scale and shape of migrant detention and prison incarceration has sharp racial configurations. What policies and logics explain the rise of the carceral state? What mobilizations and organizing is emerging in the face of these realities and the "carceral crisis"?

Note: this is an ACES course, which means students can opt to do community-based research and action.

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