Course Description for Issues in Law and Justice Process
Issues in Law and Justice Process
Description: This graduate seminar explores the many aspects of law and justice and how they fit into the larger American legal system. As a fluid entity, the law can be both responsive to public discourse and slow to adapt to contemporary problems. Due process, the courtroom work group, application of the criminal law, and processing of criminal cases as part of a larger construct that both shapes and is shaped by structural forces (i.e. poverty, structural racism, sexism).