Conviction Integrity: Errors in Criminal Justice (Hollway/Bluestine)
R 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 142
Drawing on social science and legal research, this course examines the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions in the United States. A systems approach to criminal justice reform is explored as a method for uncovering and correcting errors in the administration of justice. Students develop their own proposal for reforming the criminal justice system to reduce errors leading to wrongful convictions
Constitutional Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.
Criminal Law and Procedure Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.
"Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom" by John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier