This paper describes and evaluates a writing exercise for an upper level criminal justice course. A hypothetical scenario is used to broach and encourage thoughtful discussion on race and crime. Use of the hypothetical allows students to openly consider issues of race, crime, and criminal justice and the intersections between these areas.
Katheryn K. Russell, Thinking, Talking and Teaching on Race: Derrick Bell’s "The Space Traders", 7 J. Crim. Just. Educ. 113 (1996)