HC241H - Law, Psychology, & Morality (Spring/2024)

Professor: Robert Mauro

4.00 credits

  • CRN 34939: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-5:20 @ MCK 348

In this class, we will explore a variety of issues that lie at the intersection of law, science, and morality. For each issue, we will discuss what has been done, what is being done, what can be done, and what should be done. Some of the issues that we may discuss are: wrongful convictions based on misidentification by witnesses, failures of forensic science, problems with policing police and prosecutors, profiling, and the death penalty. Although, we will focus on how these issues are handled in the United States, we will take an international perspective and explore how other legal systems are structured and how they have confronted some of these issues.