Drugs, Terror, and Riots: Criminal Justice Law Seminar |
This course will begin by exploring the origins and theoretical underpinnings of the criminal justice system. We will then engage in rigorous case studies across a number of different areas of federal prosecutions including drug crimes, terrorism, white collar cases, and the recent Capitol riot. We will analyze the treatment of defendants as related to charging decisions, bail determinations, trial, and sentencing across these various prosecutions to examine the operation of the criminal justice system when it comes to defendants that are Black and Brown, poor, and/or underprivileged. Finally, we will examine various reform efforts including the defund the police movement.
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)