Victims in Criminal Procedure



SLN #: 72578
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 015
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Twist

Course Description:
Victims in Criminal Procedure will explore the historical and evolving role of crime victims in the criminal justice process. The law and litigation of crime victims’ rights at the state and federal levels will be examined. Among the topics that will be considered are constitutional and statutory rights for crime victims, the effect of these rights on the rights of the defendant and the criminal justice system generally. The question of enforcing victims’ rights and case law developments will also be considered. The course is a 2 credit course with the option of earning one externship credit for students who agree to work 60 hours during the semester for the Victims Legal Assistance Project.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, 15-20 page paper
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None