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ENGL1013W - Just Mercy / The New Jim Crow   Tags: avery_point, engl, just_mercy, the_new_jim_crow  

ENGL1013W Seminar in Technical Writing - Prof. L. Wolfley
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Researching related to Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy and/or Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.

12 page research paper; pamphlets; brochures; posters


  • Why is the African American incarceration rate higher than whites in America? Even though both are equally likely to be involved in crime-related activities

  • The Effect of the Prison Environment: How the prison environment affects an inmate’s ability to assimilate into society

  • Juvenile Justice: Incarceration vs. rehabilitation

  • The psychological effects of guard brutality on prisoners

  • Therapies used in prisons and how they help prisoners regain empathy for others (e.g., how pound dogs are used as a type of therapy to help prisoners not only regain empathetic traits but also learn about responsibility

  • Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

  • Women in prison

  • The rehabilitation of children who have served in juvenile detention centers and adult prisons

  • America’s drug war as “the new Jim Crow

  • Repeated criminal activity:  What are the most effective programs to prevent recidivism? Which are the most cost effective and easiest to scale? 


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