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Law 90_ Crime and Punishment: Sentencing Policy and Procedure


This class begins with a fundamental question:  what gives the community the right to sanction an individual member for causing harm to the community?    After grappling with this question, the first half of the semester turns next to an extensive discussion of what societies typically try to accomplish with a sanction that responds to criminal conduct.  The second half of the semester focuses on the application of these concepts to the federal sentencing framework.  Federal Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure are natural prerequisites but not required.


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