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

Guilt

Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2015
Location: 
301 Marx Hall
Audience: 
Public


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.

Guest:  Martin Stone (Cardozo Law)
      
Regina v. Faulkner, 13 Cox Crim. Cas. 550, 555, 557

Regina v. Cunningham, 2 Q.B. 396

People v. Zackowitz, 254 N.Y. 192

J.L. Borges, “The Shape of the Sword”

Conrad, The Secret Sharer