Victims in Criminal Procedure - Professor Meg, Garvin, , Course Number: LAW-590, , Course Type: Foundational, , Credits: 2, , Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar, , Description: This course tracks the victim's role, through all stages of criminal procedure, from, investigation through sentence and post-sentence, matters. It examines state constitutions and, federal statutory victims' rights. The course, analyzes definitions of "victim" to see who is, included and excluded; examines gender and racial, bias in criminal justice and how these impact, response to crime; and engages with underlying, cultural dynamics and their relationship with the, legal system to assess how law serves as a force, that preserves or destroys relationships of power., This course offers the opportunity to understand, both the practice and the theory of law emerging, in this area., , Prerequisite: none, , Evaluation Method: Final examination; class, participation, , Capstone: no, , WIE: no