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Advanced Criminal Law Seminar




2018 Fall

About This Class

Alternative Criminal Justice Programs This seminar will focus on Alternative Criminal Justice Programs and Responses. Using a national template known as the Sequential Intercept Model, students will be introduced to evidence-based approaches and programs at every stage of the criminal justice system that provide effective alternatives to the traditional model from arrest through release from incarceration. Students will not only gain an in depth knowledge of regional, national, and international alternative criminal justice approaches, but they will also meet with and learn from leading alternative justice practitioners. This course is graded and meets the Perspective Course requirement. Students will submit a final project on a topic related to an alternative criminal justice program or response. This project may take the form of a traditional AWR or other substantial piece of writing, but it may also take a non-traditional form such as a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, proposed legislative initiative, annotated op-ed or magazine piece, or pod cast or other type of audio presentation. Vermont based proposals may be presented to the General Assembly in the spring. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, students will derive more benefit from the class if they have taken Criminal Practice or Criminal Procedure: Bail to Jail. 2 Credits 20 Student Limit

Class Code



Criminal Law