Advanced Issues in Criminal Justice

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/20
Credits: 3

Course Description

This seminar will explore current issues in criminal justice, including such topics as: the role of technology in Fourth Amendment law; the use of data and technology in policing; DNA and genetic evidence; interrogation and false confessions; sentinel event review (root cause analysis) in criminal justice; criminal justice and disability; racial profiling and implicit bias; the ethics of judicial storytelling in criminal adjudication; criminalization of poverty; and contemporary definitions of and procedures for managing sexual assault.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to write guided response papers on a fixed number of the readings, and to read the response papers of their colleagues. All work will be submitted directly to the professors (not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Criminal Investigation (7019) OR Criminal Procedure Survey (7009)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Criminal Justice
Public Syllabus Link: None
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