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Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Friday Class
Rethinking Prisons: Justice, Punishment, and Incarceration in America
Fridays, March 27 and Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Michael McRay, adjunct professor in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at Lipscomb University
Prisons seem to be common sense, right? Dangerous people need to be removed from society. And if you hurt others, you deserve to be hurt too. This feels right to most of us. But are there other ways to think about social separation and justice? This course will consider such problems and explore whether other methods of accountability, social separation, and justice might be more constructive to the common good and more faithful to the good news of Christ.