Social Science and Institutional Design: The Empirical Evaluation of Legal Policies and Practices (20668). 3 units. The current legal system bases many of its policies and practices upon assumptions concerning human nature. What does research tell us about how those policies and practices actually operate? What alternative social science models are available and how would institutions be different if those models were used? This class will consider deterrence models and compare them to models emphasizing legitimacy; morality and social norms. Policing, the courts and corrections are examined and evaluated against available empirical evidence. The class will also consider alternative models of institutional design and evidence of their potential or actual effectiveness. Enrollment limited to twenty. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also PSYC 647a. T. Tyler.
SLB - 124 (Tue) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10099
Exam: 12/14/2015 - 12/22/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 8 hour(s)