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CJS 372 Death Penalty - An American Dilemma 3.0 Credits

Capital punishment is one of the most complex issues in Criminal Justice and one of the most controversial facing America. Everyone has an opinion about the death penalty but rarely is it grounded in hard evidence. This course will examine the history of the use of capital punishment in America by reviewing the relevant case law in this area and will explore in-depth the issues which rise from the use of the Death Penalty in this country. Is it ethical? Is it fairly administered? Is it effective? Should it be reformed? Can it be reformed?.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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