Learning the criminal justice system, from the inside out

Immersive Learning

Eight of our criminal justice students have spent the semester learning with eight inmates at an area prison as part of a new Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program criminal justice seminar.

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ight undergraduates developed a unique perspective of confinement and the socio-economic implications of mass incarceration in America as part of a new Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program criminal justice seminar.

“Our ‘outside students’ were able to walk out of the theoretical and philosophical and in to the real world of consequence,” said Steve McGuinn, assistant professor of criminal justice. The experience was truly transformative.”

Diversity and equality are hallmarks of the Inside-Out Seminar. 

“This class was an incredible opportunity for me as a criminal justice major, but also just as a person in general because the issues that are central to this program are pertinent to the lives of everyone — criminal or not,” said Amanda ’19.