The Carceral Studies Network is designed to help teachers and learners guide their own scholarly engagements with the carceral state. With this syllabus bank, users can browse successful course designs, bibliographies, and activities packaged together as coherent classes. Users are encouraged to adapt and transform these syllabi for their own use. We ask that users give credit to syllabi authors for any material that they adopt in whole or part.
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To share your own syllabus, use this link. We regret that we cannot host everything we receive, and new materials may take awhile to appear on the site. We welcome feedback on this organization during the site’s beta period.
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