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Victims in Criminal Procedure

Victims in Criminal Procedure - Professor Meg Garvin

  • Course Number: LAW-590
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course tracks the victim’s role through all stages of criminal procedure, from investigation through sentence and post-sentence matters. It examines state constitutions and federal statutory victims’ rights. The course analyzes definitions of “victim” to see who is included and excluded; examines gender and racial bias in criminal justice and how these impact response to crime; and engages with underlying cultural dynamics and their relationship with the legal system to assess how law serves as a force that preserves or destroys relationships of power. This course offers the opportunity to understand both the practice and the theory of law emerging in this area.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final examination; class participation
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no