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

Confessions

Date: 
Wed, 10/28/2015
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:  Bernard Harcourt (Columbia Law)


Readings

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436

Dickerson v. US, 530 U.S. 428

Schmerber v. California. 384 U.S. 757

Hitchcock, I Confess (film)

Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling, excerpt