Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Criminal Law Theory Seminar: Limits of

724B | 2.0 credits


This seminar provides an exploration of issues relating to how and why a society defines certain behaviors as criminal and how and why society has come to establish and enforce a system of criminal justice. Criminalization issues will likely include sexual assault, consensual sexual activities, narcotics, prostitution, and assisted suicide. We will likely also discuss defenses such as provocation, the gay panic defense, insanity, infancy, intoxication, and cultural defenses.