History and Evolution of Victims' Rights (JAG) (SC)

Section 10, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/3
Credits: 1

Course Description

This elective is intended to assist those with follow-on assignments in military justice, or students who simply wish to broaden their understanding of victims’ rights in American criminal jurisprudence. Students will understand the origins of victims’ rights, from the historical pre-18th century victim-driven prosecution system, through the rise of public prosecutors. Historically, this shift from private to public-efficiency based prosecutions has corresponded with the degradation of victims’ rights. Students will be able to identify the major stages of the modern victims’ rights movement, and analyze the impacts of developing victims’ rights on civilian and military criminal prosecutions. The course will be focused on reviewing case law and scholarly works.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grades are based, in part, on one short academic paper, a class presentation, and class participation.

Other Work
Grades are based, in part, on a class presentation, and class participation.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ Thompson and MAJ Mikkelsen. This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd Quarter, January 19- March 12, 2021. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to the Student Records Office. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military scheduling, etc., classes at the JAG School may require rescheduling. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: SRO will collect enrollment requests starting at an announced time in the fall term. Enrollment is subject to approval by the JAG School.

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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