Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
In this Course, we will explore the concept of "mercy," paritcularly insofar as it refers to forgiveness and reduced punishment effectuated by law. We will cover moral theories of mercy, including the basic tenstion between mercy and retributive justice. We will also study mercy-giving institutions in American law, including prosecutors, judges, juries, and various clemency arrangements. Among other things, there will be units on mass incarceration, the death penalty, and youth.
|Thursday||1:35 - 3:33 pm||ONLINE|
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Crossed Over : A Murder, a Memoir - Lowry, BeverlyKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-375-71380-4 (required)
Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption - Stevenson, BryanRandom House Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8496-5 (required)