Philosophy of Crime and Punishment



SLN #: 14627
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Murphy

Course Description:
This course/seminar will involve the study of those essays that are, in the opinion of the instructor, the most signficant contributions to punishment theory published in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (Contrary to what you might fear, this will not consist of nothing but essays written by the instructor.) Even if the seminar grows in size into a small class, extensive interactive conversation is encouraged. For this reason, USE OF LAP TOPS IN THE SEMINAR/CLASS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Law students will earn 2 credits by class attendance, participation, and the take home examination. Law students will earn 3 credits if, in addition to the above, they have some individual meetings with me and write a brief paper that grows out of those meetings. Only students taking the course for 3 credits can use the course to satisfy the seminar writing requirement.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: NONE
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: None
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: YES
Final Exam Given: YES
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Mid Term or Other Exam: NONE
Paper or In-Class Presentation: MAY HAVE STUDENTS LEAD PORTION OF CLASS DISCUSSIONS
Participation Points: YES
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: ATTENDANCE REQUIRED. CONSULT LAW SCHOOL POLICIES FOR FORCED WITHDRAWAL FOR POOR ATTENDANCE
Online Course Site: Blackboard