Ethics of Reading VI, Criminal Cases: Reading Law with Literature


Wed, 09/16/2015
301 Marx Hall

The seminar will study important legal cases in the field of criminal justice alongside some works of literature that appear to deal with the same issues.  Focus on reading legal opinions, especially concerning: guilty minds and guilty acts, detection, evidence, confessions, punishment.  Attention also to the analysis of narrative and rhetoric in both law and literature.

Regina v. Dudley and Stephens, 14 Q.D.D. 273

Morissette v. United States, 342 U.S. 246

Yates v. Texas, 171 S.w.3d 215

Freud, "Criminals from a sense of guilt"