SMNR: Philosophy of Criminal Law
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 397S
- Credit Hours: 3
- Course Type: Seminar
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Upperclass-only elective
|THU||2:40 - 4:38 pm||ONLINE|
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
This seminar will be a study of philosophical questions concerning punishment and responsibility in the criminal law. These questions include the nature of punishment, its justification, proportionality, the compatibility of criminal responsibility with a scientific world view, and the compatibility of mens rea as a condition of criminality with deterrence as an aim of punishment.