†Liman Project: Incarceration and Reform (30172). 2 units, credit/fail with a graded option. This project will enable students to learn about the law of and to work on understanding facets of incarceration. One ongoing project involves studying how prisons use and regulate long-term isolation (sometimes called “solitary confinement,” or “restricted housing” or “administrative segregation”) and working on how to reduce the numbers of persons in isolation and the degrees of isolation for those in such placements. A national survey is underway, and additional data collection and analyses will be done, along with more research on the law and policies related to isolation. Another project focuses on the role gender plays in incarceration, in terms of the ways in which women and men are classified, placed in facilities, and the programs and rules imposed. Again, the goals include research and reform. Students work in teams and meet regularly with supervisors. With permission, students may elect to write a related Supervised Analytic Writing or Substantial Paper for additional graded credit. The projects usually span more than one semester and have, on occasion, resulted in published articles. Permission of the instructors required. J. Kalb, S. Baumgartel, and L. Fernandez.
Course Bidding: Students should provide a brief statement of interest and a C.V. by December 10, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. The instructors will only consider the statement of interest, not the weighted preference, in determing who is accepted, so students should list this course as their lowest preference among experiential course selections.