Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice

Issues to be covered include the scope and projection granted during the interrogatory process; the protection of privacy verses law enforcement needs to search and seize; prosecutorial discretion against vindictiveness; plea bargaining; criminal trials and the media; the jury trial; legal and ethical problems of providing representation for criminal defendants; sentencing guidelines versus unfettered discretion; death penalty litigation; race and sex in the criminal justice process. Guest speakers with unique experience will be invited to participate in some of the seminar.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

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