n The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander argues that mass incarceration is effectively a new form of racial hierarchy that limits the advancement of “people of color.” How has racial profiling contributed to this trend? Do you believe policing practices such as “stop and frisk” are more beneficial to social order than harmful to specific populations? Explain your position using at least one specific example to support your position.
Students are also expected to address the following: Does the U.S. criminal justice system adequately address crime? If so, how? If not, why not? Students are expected to discuss possible relationships of race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality and intersectionality in relation to the criminal justice process with attention to policing, diversion, court administration, sentencing, and community correctional programs. Students are expected to provide relevant examples and specific quotes from The New Jim Crow (with page numbers) to support their statements.