Criminal Court War Stories: Trials and Tribulations

Milton Heumann (Political Science)

We begin with reading a journalistic account of criminal justice in Chicago. This is followed by a more general discussion of criminal justice across many cities. Next a prosecutor, defense attorney , and judge speak to the seminar and share their experiences with particular emphasis on their most memorable cases and with their most poignant insights from their careers working in the courts. Students have the opportunity to carefully question the speaker, and test hypotheses derived from the readings against the speakers' experiences.

Course Number
01:090:101 section 33
Fall 2020
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