Course Description

LAW 429 - Capital Punishment in America

This course provides a general introduction to death penalty law and practice in the United States. We will explore the constitutional and legal structure of capital punishment (i.e., common law authority, state and federal statutes), the procedures regulating capital trials, judicial and executive review, and the seminal social scientific literature analyzing important aspects of capital charging-and-sentencing systems (e.g., deterrence, incapacitation, cost, wrongful convictions, arbitrariness/capriciousness, and bias).

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2019 - 2020

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Sherod Thaxton 18S 429 LEC 1 TR 1:45 PM - 2:40 PM 2.0 No No
Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Criminal Law and Procedure; International & Comparative Law - International Human Rights; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;