Criminal Justice-COAS | Celebrated Trials of the 1920s
P300 | 23911 | Nickels


Celebrated trials are those whose stories are told and retold. This
course considers why and how certain trials have been celebrated,
and to what effect. Select criminal trials from the 1920s are
examined as expressing the contours of moral unrest in interwar
America and for their lasting importance in the social and
intellectual history of the nation.

Evaluation will consist of a number of regular, short reviews of
readings/presentations and one substantial final essay. Regular
attendance is required.

Class meeting: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 to 12:30

Instructor: Ernest Nickels, Criminal Justice Department