With a new semester on the horizon, we encourage you all to make use of Berkeley’s course offerings and integrate restorative justice into your course schedule. We have assembled a list of courses centered on restorative justice and institutional racism below:
[LEGALST 190-007] Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Responses to State Violence
Many people ask: how do you apply RJ in response to police violence and other forms of state-sanctioned violence and historical harms? This course answers that question with a deep dive into the various strategies associated with “Truth and Reconciliation” in South Africa, Canada, and the US.
[LEGALST 190-005] Comparative Criminal Justice Reform
Examines such criminal justice reforms as community courts, restorative justice and the phenomenon of “multi-door” systems from the perspectives of all stakeholders and participants
[LEGALST 170] Crime and Criminal Justice
Serves as an introduction to crime and an in-depth examination of the process by which suspected criminals are brought to justice.
[HISTORY 125A] African-American History and Race Relations:
1450-1860 -- outlines AA history from its beginnings to emancipation. Several readings will examine the experiences of enslaved African-American people in a range of different contexts, including medicine, development, etc.
[DIGHUM 125] Digital Humanities and Social Justice
Investigates cultural heritage and explores digital humanities efforts to preserve it in the face of emerging threats.
[CHICANO 174] Chicanos, Law, and Criminal Justice
Examines the development of the law and the organization and administration of criminal justice in the Chicano community
[SOCIOL 149P] Sociology of Policing
Traces the historical development of policing in the U.S., deconstructing the power, means, and function of the police.