Sex Offenders   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

FO 668 - Sex Offenders

This is a law course that will review and critically examine contemporary public policy and legislative approaches regarding sexual offending behavior. Our examination of legislative approaches will seek to understand the operation of these laws, the constitutional litigation challenging them, the legal issues currently in controversy, and an attempt to assess their efficacy as part of a system for addressing sexual violence in society. This course will also examine and evaluate current state of social science research on sexual violence, including etiology, classification, treatment, supervision, recidivism, and risk assessment. This course may require out-of-state travel for an in residence seminar. (3 credits)