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

Appeal & Review

Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2015
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.

Readings

Bumper v. North Carolina, 491 U.S. 543

Mickens v. Taylor, 535 U.S. 162 (& cert petition and orders)

Barbet Schroeder, Reversal of Fortune (film)