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An exploration of the various 20th century social movements that have confronted the criminal justice system, and the various ways these movements have affected judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Specific areas of focus include the impact of civil rights on police methods, prison reform and hate crimes legislation; civil liability of law enforcement and corrections officials; the rights pertaining to due process and equal protection for accused and convicted individuals; and the role of law in efforts to evaluate and solve social problems.

Credits:  3


  • CJL 250 (with a min grade of C-)
  • AND  CJL 200 (with a min grade of C-)
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