Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Courses A - C

413: Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Credit Hours



During this seminar we will analyze and discuss how the criminal justice system is attempting to deal with today’s challenges. Topics that might be covered include measures to deal with the gang problem in Chicago; life sentences for juveniles; methods for addressing claims of actual innocence; and the pros and cons of the plea bargaining process. The course materials will include assigned articles and lectures by guest speakers involved in the issues being reviewed. Grades will be based on a paper relating to one of the topics and participation in the seminar. (Devine)