915 SP Crim. J. Admin: Race, Poverty & Criminal Justice - §005, Fall 2012

Categories: Criminal Law

Instructor(s) Bushnell, Tricia

This course will examine the influence of race and poverty in the administration of criminal justice. Students will study racial disparities in charging, discretionary judgments in the prosecution of criminal cases, sentencing, the formulation of crime policy in the United States and
discuss issues of race and class in criminal case court decisions. We will assess the effectiveness of anti-discrimination law in the crime and punishment area and discuss reform strategies.

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