CRIM 345: Cases of Innocence in the Criminal Justice System

3 credit hours

Prerequisite: CRIM 102, PHIL 214, FUSE 300
This course will examine the injustices that occur in the criminal justice system when innocent persons are convicted of crimes. The errors that may arise during case processing, including false confessions, the use of faulty scientific evidence, eyewitness misidentifications, and prosecutorial misconduct will be examined. The course will also focus on particular cases of wrongful conviction and the identification of remedies to address such miscarriages of justice.