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MURDERS THAT MATTERED:

CRIMES THAT SHAPED PUBLIC POLICY

T102





This course will be offered in a future semester.


This course will analyze a number of celebrated murders in American history, from the Lindbergh baby to the lynching of Emmett Till.  We will examine their histories and consider the profound effects these murders had on government, policy, and the law.

Albert B. Lawrence, J.D  holds a law degree from the former Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C.  He is Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate Department Chair for Public Affairs at Empire State College in New York.  A former counsel to the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct and a former newspaper reporter, he has contributed frequently to the Journal of Supreme Court History.



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