University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
The course will focus on the diversity of Criminal Justice systems and on the aims and methodology of their comparative analysis. We will examine recent trends in major Criminal Justice systems and explore the process of harmonization of Criminal Law and Procedure at the International level. Topics will include the analysis of general principles such as legality and culpability, as well as a focus on specific areas of criminality such as crimes against the person, sex offenses and organized crime. The analysis of substantive law will always be connected with its enforcement, making reference to prosecutorial discretion and to the models of procedure (adversarial/inquisitorial) adopted in various legal systems

Short Course Attendance Policy
Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 02-12-2018 - 02-17-2018  

Dates Day Time Room
02-12-2018 - 02-15-2018   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F200
02-16-2018 - 02-16-2018   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM F200
02-17-2018 - 02-17-2018   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM F200

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: 30% for the quality of class participation, which may include a short oral presentation. 60% for a final paper of 2500-3500 words
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
New Course
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



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