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American University Washington College of Law    
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

LAW - 708 Advanced Criminal Procedure Seminar

(2-3 hrs.)

Examines the historical development and practical impact of race and politics on the criminal justice system from initial street encounters with the police to the imposition of the death penalty. Selected case profiles, in-depth documentaries, and other materials are used to explore the problems of wrongful convictions and other miscarriages of justice. Students discuss and evaluate a variety of legislative and judicial reforms designed to eliminate and remedy the problems of racism in the criminal justice system.