Criminal Justice Seminar: Sexual Offenders | L5022

The purpose of this course is to explore the development of laws concerning sexual violence. The class will address the sexual offender legislation that has been enacted on the federal level over the last two decades (Jacob Wetterling Act, Megan's Law, Adam Walsh Act, and so forth), with an additional focus on Colorado's sexual offender laws. Students will study these initiatives in order to examine the questions of how sexual offenders are identified and what consequences accompany conviction or classification as a sexual offender, including registration requirements, residency restrictions, and civil commitment. The class will address the legal justifications for and challenges to sexual offender laws. Students will be responsible for writing a seminar paper addressing an issue in sexual violence criminal law.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: Students can make arrangements with professor to have their paper meet the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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