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232.71 sec. 001 - Police Use of Force in the 21st Century (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Jack Friedman  
Instructor: Andrew Lah  
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Units: 2

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 12
    From January 16, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32593

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

High profile incidents like the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have put police conduct in the spotlight and created a wave of legal and policy reforms. In this course, we will examine the various legal responses and remedies to these incidents, including criminal prosecution, civil litigation, and administrative processes (internal affairs investigations/civilian oversight investigations/administrative discipline).

This course will present a wide range of perspectives from civil rights lawyers, advocates for police accountability, and officers who have been involved in a shooting. Students will have the opportunity to go offsite to experience the use of force simulator used to train recruits and officers at the San Francisco Police Department Training Academy. The final evaluation will be an analysis of a model case from one or more of the perspectives presented.

Law 231 Criminal Procedure is strongly recommended.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • When Police Kill
    Franklin E. Zimring
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674972186
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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