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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

C J 3665 - Innocence in the Criminal Justice System (3)

When Offered: Fall
This course provides an overview of wrongful convictions, or the convictions of factually innocent people. It covers the causes of errors, including investigatory flaws, the legal process, and broader social, political, and cultural processes. It also covers the reentry and reintegration of the wrongly convicted, as well as policy reforms to help improve the justice system. The course is multi-disciplinary, including concepts and readings from criminal justice, criminology, political science, psychology, sociology, history, and journalism.