Watch Sandra Smith and Dave Harding’s lecture, “Criminal Justice Reform in the Era of Trump,” part of the teach-in seminar series: “What Next? Sociologists Speak on the Future of the World.”
How prisons operate as total institutions, and how they produce and reproduce — rather than correct — a ‘criminal class.’
How do incarcerated young people experience the ultimate exclusion from society? Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the juvenile prison system, Danish sociologist Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson and graphic artist Sara Busch tell a fictional story about life behind bars.