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LAW 920 - Sentencing Law & Policy

Unit(s): 3

This course is designed to enrich law school curricula and enhance student practice-readiness in the area of criminal law and procedure. The course will examine what happens to a criminal defendant after an adjudication of guilt. Areas of inquiry will include the law, theory, and practice of sentencing; habeas corpus and other post-conviction remedies (not including direct appeals); and the institutions of the adult criminal justice system (corrections, probation, parole, executive clemency). To the extent time permits, we may also examine the role and rights of victims of crime in the criminal justice system.

We will focus particularly on the constitutional rights which do or do not attach at various points in the correctional process, as well as both the scope and the limitations of judicial review available to prisoners and others within the criminal justice system. The course will also include, if possible, a class visit to a state or county correctional facility.

Restriction: College restricted to School of Law
School of Law

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