INTDS 232 Overview
This course seeks to bridge the gulf between theory and current issues of concern in the areas of crime and punishment. The course will examine the role and function of law, both from a legal and philosophical perspective. What is the connection between law and morality, and are the moral justifications for punishment consistent with a fair and just society? The course will examine historical and contemporary perspectives of justice, power, and social disparities. Through examination of pertinent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the course will also look at the relationship between natural and positive law and at various theories of constitutional interpretation.
- 3.00 Credits