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C. Christina Lam
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Borough of Manhattan Community College
Department
English

Courses

Summer 2020, Corrections [CRJ 202-0502] Prof. S. Davis

Summer 2020, Corrections [CRJ 202-0502] Prof. S. Davis

This course examines the history of criminal punishment in Western society, emphasizing the United States. The course highlights social forces (political, religious, economic, and technological) shaping punishment; reviews common theories (deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and restoration) and examines how theory relates to policy. The course takes a critical approach to correctional systems and policies by considering disparities and structural inequalities. Empirical evidence is used to examine contemporary crises of punishment (i.e., mass incarceration, school-to-prison pipeline) as well as prison culture, staffing, privatization, and the civil rights of those who are incarcerated. Alternatives to traditional punishment, especially restorative justice models, are explored.

ENG 338-051W | Latinx Literature | Prof. Lam | Fall 2020

ENG 338-051W | Latinx Literature | Prof. Lam | Fall 2020

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Communities

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in June 2020.

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

BMCC | COIL: Collaborative Online International Learning

A space for faculty to learn about virtual global exchange

Projects

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