2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 18, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CJ 1210 - Does the Criminal Justice System Work?

Addresses contemporary concerns in the criminal justice system and offers a practical critique of the possible solutions to these concerns. Topics include the present posture of the defense of insanity and the defense of diminished capacity, the practice of plea bargaining and whether or not it places the system in a false light, and whether the state legislature should eliminate what remains of judicial discretion in the sentencing process. Analyzes the controversy surrounding capital punishment and the law providing treatment of the sexually dangerous offender.