Criminal Law, Special Problems: Criminal Justice Reform - LAW 624

2 Hours

This course explores criminal justice systems in the United States, both federal and state, and whether they are in need of reform. We will discuss the use of data-driven means of assessing the performance of the system as well as what the goals of a criminal justice system should be. We will consider current efforts to reform the system, who the participants in those efforts are, and whether change must be driven legislatively or in other ways. We will touch on key issues that have elevated the call for change including prison overcrowding and Ferguson. 

Fall 2017 Section 025
Professor Joyce Vance
Syllabus for Fall 2017 section 025