Essay Cove

Essay Cove

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This will be an 8-10 page paper exploring a current American
social movement, elected
official or, memoir dealing with issues related to
race and the criminal justice system.
You are to identify a current social movement elected
official or, memoir that directly
addresses criminal justice issues that have a
racial element to them.
For a social movement, you will then describe the social
movement elected official or, memoir discussing issues such as structure,
membership, funding, history, and leadership. Next you will analyze the social
movement in terms of its core demands and goals in relationship to
specific
criminal justice practices, their analysis of race, their analysis of micro and
macro
level causes of the problems they are confronting, the kinds of actions
they engage in, and
their basis for exerting power. Finally, you will critique
the group in terms of their analysis of
the role of race, the social forces
producing the problem they are concerned with, and how
power operates.
For an elected official, you will identify their stated
positions on criminal justice policy through their web page and media
statements. You will also need to review their sponsorship of
relevant bills.
You will then use concepts derived from the course readings to analyze and
critique their positions on these issues.
For a memoir, you will need to identify their analysis of
criminalization processes and
potential responses. Describe how their life
circumstances shaped their view on criminal
justice policy. Be sure to discuss
their connection to relevant social movements. You should
also talk about how
the book has been received by looking at reviews and commentary about the book
and its author.
To complete this assignment, you should utilize 3 or more class
readings and at least 3 other academic sources to explore the basis for your
analysis and critique.
Some examples for memoirs:
– Barnett, Brittany. 2021. A Knock at Midnight: A story of Hope, Justice and Freedom.
– Carruthers, Charlene. 2019. Unapologetic: A Black Queer and Feminist Mandate for Racial
Justice
– HoSang, Daniel Martinez. 2021. A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice
Liberate Everyone. (Multiple interwoven biographies)
– Khan-Cullors, Patrisse. 2017. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.
– Manuel, Ian. 2021. My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope and
Redemption.
– Peterson, Marlon. 2021. Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist Freedom Song.
– Purnell, Derecka. 2021. Becoming Abolitionists.
– Salam, Joseph. 2021. Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice.
Some of the course material which the text needs to utilize can be found as attached to this
order. You are free to use any other outside sources related to the content. Preferred if you
include the text by Alex Vitale (my instructor) whose chapter 8 of his book,
‘The End of Policing’ is included under the attached files. As mentioned above, this work
has to include at least 3 of the class, and 3 outside sources to discuss the topic.
Prior to getting started on writing the body, I would like to be informed of your choice for, a
memoir, a social movement or an elected official, and more specifically, the topic that the
work will focus on as I need to submit that for receiving the full grade.
Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions. Thank you in advance!

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