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Legislation and Policy: Sentencing Law (3 cr)
LAW 610
This course will introduce students to the study of legislation with a focus on criminal sentencing law. It will examine the meaning of select sentencing statutes along with the public policy and history underlying them. It will also consider the dynamic balance between the legislature’s role in enacting sentencing laws and the court’s role in applying them. By the end of the course, students should understand the legal issues and policies specific to sentencing law, as well as the study of legislative history and the doctrines of interpretation that apply to all statutes, more generally.

Taught By:
Aliza M. Milner