Criminal Justice-COLL | Capital Punishment
P416 | 27465 | Sandys


This course will explore the law and research surrounding the
application of capital punishment in the United States.  Among the
issues to be examined include eligibility for and application of the
sanction; the trial process from jury selection to guilt, and
ultimately the penalty phase, and; current controversies surrounding
the application of this sanction (including but not limited to the
possibility of wrongful conviction and punishment of innocent
people, methods of execution, standards of legal representation, and
the impact of race on our system of capital punishment).

Class meeting:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:15, SY 003

Instructor:  Professor Marla Sandys, criminal justice department