Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 622 Federal Criminal Law



Course Description

This course will examine the ways in which federal criminal law has sometimes allowed for greater change and experimentation within the realm of criminal law, including innovations in criminal law stemming from the federal system (e.g., sentencing guidelines, RICO statues, extension of certain civil rights). The course will both study the scope of federal criminal jurisdiction, and discuss the merits of federalizing white-collar crime and organized crime, including crimes relating to terrorist organizations. The purpose of the course is to give students both a more technical undestanding of federal criminal law and to review larger issues of federal criminal law in greater depth.