ANN ARBOR—Documenting Criminalization is the first comprehensive qualitative research initiative to study the impact of criminalization, confinement, and criminal justice control in the United States.

The project will reach the fields of arts and performance, historical investigations, digital humanities, and public engagement. It includes principal investigator Heather Ann Thompson, professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, History, and Residential College; Matt Lassiter, professor of History; Ashley Lucas, associate professor of Theatre and Drama, and Residential College; Ruby Tapia, associate professor of English Language and Literature, and Women’s Studies; and PCAP Interim Director, Nora Krinitsky, also the Project Director for the Carceral State Project and a lecturer at U-M.

In this video, Krinitsky explains the full scope of the project, its goals and talks about PCAP's role in the initiative.