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Spring 2021
LAW575  A  COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE: KEY ISSUES AND RECENT TRENDS

Course Description
The course will focus on the diversity of Criminal Justice systems. We will examine recent trends in major Criminal Justice systems, reviewing also the reforms connected with the Covid 19 pandemia. Topics will comprise the analysis of fundamental principles, such as legality and culpability, as well of specific areas of criminality such as crimes against the person and sex offenses. The course will consider also how criminal justice systems reacted to the Covid epidemic, introducing new crimes and new rules of criminal procedure. The analysis of substantive law will always be connected with its enforcement, making reference to prosecutorial discretion and to the models of procedure.

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: 02-08-2021 - 02-13-2021  

Dates Day Time Room
02-08-2021 - 02-11-2021   MTWR  12:10 PM-1:40 PM DL
02-12-2021 - 02-12-2021   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM DL
02-13-2021 - 02-13-2021   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM DL

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: 30% for the quality of class participation, which may include a short oral presentation. 70% for a final paper of 2500-3500 words
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
No  
Additional Materials:
No textbook required  
First Class Assignment(s):

 
Professor(s)

PAPA, MICHELE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: michele.papa@unifi.it

DAWSON, ANDREW


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: adawson@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-8446
Office: C223