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POLS 3124 The American Jury System

4 hours; 4 credits

Introduction to the American Jury System. Explores the institution of the jury from its inception during the colonial period to its development over U.S. history as a more inclusive democratic body. Assesses the problems and promises of having laypersons participate directly in the criminal justice system.

Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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