Abolition Practicum

Abolition: A Social Justice Practicum with Bernard E. Harcourt and Alexis J. Hoag

Fall 2019 | Monday 4:20-7:10

This course will explore the social justice road to punitive abolition - to the abolition of capital punishment and the dominant punitive punishment paradigm in the United States. It will investigate how abolition of the death penalty might be achieved in the country, but also what it might mean to imagine abolition in the context of policy, of the prison, and also of punishment more broadly. 

The syllabus can be found here.

Students who wish to take the course should send a paragraph describing their background and reason for wanting to take the course. Please send this information to Ghislaine Pagès at gmp2142@columbia.edu.


Please also direct to Ghislaine any questions you have regarding the course.