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LES 479 - Documenting Injustice Crim Law

Campus: Springfield


This class uses documentaries and podcasts such as -The Confessions Tapes-, -Serial-, and -The Making of a Murderer- to highlight potential sources of injustice in the U.S. Using narratives in the documentaries and the relevant case law introduced in those stories, students engage with issues of false confessions, plea bargaining, bail, informants, and evidence disclosure in order to reflect upon larger issues of wrongful conviction and penal reform in the United States.

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Restricted to undergraduate students.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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