Splash Biography

DERRICK NGUYEN, Pomona College Freshman studying Linguistics

Major: Linguistics

College/Employer: Pomona College

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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H143: True Crime and Social Justice in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)
Attention true crime enthusiasts! In this course we will be looking into various subjects of criminology and other fields to review the different perceptions and attitudes of true crime. We will be examining specific cases that bring into question morality when laws can't guarantee justice for all, the rights of victims and survivors, and the dire consequences of misjudgments and prejudice. Such topics include but are not limited to: Paul Bateson and the victimization of LGBT men, the innocent black youth convicted in the Central Park Jogger case, Rachel Jeantel and her discredited testimony in the Trayvon Martin shooting, and more. By the time you leave the classroom, hopefully you will have learned the rippling effect media and society has and that you continue to ask yourself what responsibilities you have as an individual and what biases might arise that you can identify in future reports of crime. Further note: Because of the nature of the subject, explicit topics will be addressed such as murder, sexual assault, and more (I will try my best to stray away from discussing into detail about these triggering subjects)