The Death Penalty
In this course we will explore one of the most controversial topics in our criminal justice system from both theoretical and practical perspectives, discussing arguments for and against the death penalty, reviewing case law, examining trial transcripts and other media, and conducting a mock trial in which the students act as teams of lawyers handling a capital sentencing. The first two weeks of the course will focus on the theory and history of capital punishment; the second two weeks will focus on capital punishment in practice, with students seeing how sentencing trials really work and participating in one.
- Winter 2013
- Axinn Center 220(AXN 220)
- 8:15am-10:15am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jan 7, 2013 to Feb 1, 2013)
- Samuel Silver
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- NOR SOC WTR
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