SENTENCING AND POST-CONVICTION LAW
(LAWD-4006) - 2 UNITS
This class explores America's correctional system from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Topics include the Three Strikes law, the death penalty, the Sexually Violent Predator law, cruel and unusual punishment, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and California's rehabilitation scheme for drug addicts, Proposition 36. The relationship between the correctional system and the administration of criminal justice is discussed, as well as the role of the attorney within the sentencing process.