Sex Offenders and the Law

Law 473



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course focuses on how the law treats crimes of sexual violence and regulates individuals convicted of such crimes. We will discuss the law's treatment of pornography and child pornography, and the constitutional issues related to it. We will focus in particular on the developing trend of using civil/criminal hybrids to regulate sex offenders such as registration requirements, civil commitment regimes and residency restrictions, exploring both the public policy and the legality of such approaches. This seminar will also examine the practical aspects of prosecuting and defending sex crimes, providing students with an understanding of the special issues raised by these crimes for prosecutors and defense lawyers.


E. Brignac

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