562.01 Sentencing & Punishment

This new seminar will focus on the process of imposing sentences in criminal cases, administering punishment, and attempting rehabilitation of convicted criminals. The course will first provide background regarding the purposes of punishment and the history of mandatory sentences, presumptive sentences, and sentencing guidelines, and focus on some of these issues in more detail through the use of a expert guest lecturers and a tour of the Federal Correctional Facility in Butner, NC. Students will be expected to participate meaningfully in the lectures, guest speakers and field trip, and produce a research paper on a related topic.

Fall 2021

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
562.01
Course Credits
Research paper, 25+ pages
Class participation
Judge James C. Dever III, Arthur F. Beeler, Jr. W 6:00 PM-7:50 PM 4055
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.562.01.F21
Email list: LAW.562.01.F21@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice