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NEH Enduring Questions Course on Definitions of the Criminal
Katherine Gaudet, University of New Hampshire
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AQ-228955-15
Syllabus: What Is a Criminal? (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Syllabus: What Is a Criminal?
Author: Katherine Gaudet
Abstract: Criminals are people who break the law -- In theory. How do people become criminals (with regard to biological, cultural, and economic influences)? What happens to them in the criminal justice system, and how does the system shape the definition of "criminal"? We will also discuss "criminals of conscience" from Thoreau and Gandhi to Edward Snowden. The course will emphasize reading but will also engage with other media, including films, podcasts, and visual art.