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Contemporary problems in the administration of criminal justice (6 points)


Leader: Jonathan Clough and Justice Frank Vincent

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The course will vary so as to maintain a focus of developing significance. Topics covered may include: concepts of criminal justice, managerialism in criminal justice, juries, legal aid in the post-Dietrich era, the nature and extent of police investigative powers, gender issues in criminal justice, judicial training, recent developments in sentencing, the media and the criminal justice system, prosecution of complex criminal cases, the concept of dangerousness in the criminal justice system and miscarriages of justice.

Assessment: Research assignment (5000 words): 70% + Research assignment (2500 words): 30%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

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