Stuart Alan Streichler
A philosophical investigation of conceptual and normative issues associated with one of several broad domains of social and political thought: human rights, the varieties of human conflict, and war and peace. Examines both classical and recent texts. Brings theoretical perspectives to bear on contemporary issues.
For Fall Quarter 08, this course will focus on Criminal Justice and Society. This course critically examines the American criminal justice system, from police practices through sentencing and imprisonment. Major topics include social control through the criminal law, policing in a free society, the structure and processes of criminal trial courts, as well as theories and administration of punishment. Special attention is given to issues surrounding the imposition of the death penalty.
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