Since February our class of 25 students has gathered weekly to discuss questions around “what is crime?”; “why do people engage in crime?”; and “how might we prevent crime?” Students have responded to these questions through a series of essays and in-class discussion. Our last three class sessions included a group of 11 University of Baltimore undergraduate and graduate students. Both groups of students read the same material and discuss issues around crime, sentencing, and prevention. Next week both groups of students will join together to develop a group proposal to create a program in one of three areas: alternative to incarceration program, reentry program, or crime prevention program. Students will present their projects in class on April 30th.