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Course Information from the University Catalog
Recent developments in the field.
Equivalent to ADJ 490 (2009-2010 Catalog)
Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits when topic is different.
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2012
Wrongful Convictions —
04:30 PM to 05:45 PM TR — Robinson B228
To err is human; as the justice system is a human creation, a certain amount of error should be expected. However, such error must not go unexamined. Therefore, this course will survey contemporary understandings of wrongful conviction, including causes/correlates, individual and societal consequences, approaches to reducing these errors, and other topics related to the subject. Students should complete the course with a greater appreciation of the fallibility of the justice system and the challenging endeavor of reducing justice system error.
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