THE JUSTICE SYSTEM? A SUMMARY

How just is the justice system?

What is the relationship of the criminal justice system to social justice? Scholars invested in gender equality, decolonization, anti-racism, and social justice argue that retributive models of justice that emphasize crime and punishment exacerbate inequality. In fact, critical prison studies scholars in the United States argue that the prison system is a continuation of slavery. Of the Canadian prison system, political theorist Robert Nichols argues that incarceration is a fundamental part of the settler-colonial project of land theft. Do you think working towards social justice requires re-thinking prisons? Why or why not? These are the questions we would like you to discuss for this module.

Discussions

Do you think working towards social justice requires re-thinking prisons? Why or why not? These are the questions we would like you to discuss for this module. In your response, refer to the reading by Angela Davis. If you wish, you may integrate examples from other assigned resources from the course.

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