Police Violence and Mass Incarceration

Lisa Guenther
Vanderbilt University
Discipline(s): Philosophy
Syllabus Last Updated: 
July, 2015

Undergraduate course in Philosophy exploring the ethical and political issues raised by police violence and mass incarceration, beginning with a selection of blog posts about the killing of unarmed people of color by police and the Black Lives Matter movement, and situating the critical analysis in these blog posts in relation to work by Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, Radley Balko, Jacques Ranciere, Michel Foucault, and others.  Assignments include regular contributions to a course blog.