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This is the point in the course in which the class considers whether negligence should be criminalized. As usual though the class discussion tends to focus on abstract and elusive notions of objectivity that erase the social context from the reality of the “facts.”
04.10.2016
 
This is one of the few cases in which you will see a robust dissent. Each of the dissenting opinions offers its own insight into what the majority either fails to consider or chooses to ignore.
04.10.2016
 
From the perspective of a “reasonable person” suffering from battered women’s syndrome would it not be reasonable to conclude that the state government could not help you when you, as a victim of domestic violence, have already requested help to no avail?
04.10.2016
 
It’s this cloud of death combined with society’s already entrenched homophobia that colored the proliferation of HIV crime statutes to regulate the sexual behavior of LGBTQ people.
04.10.2016
 
This is the one case in the first-year Criminal Law course in which professors are more likely than not to bring out the racial context of the case. If the professor does not mention it, then they probably should not be teaching criminal law.
04.10.2016
 
The treatment of this case in the 1L curriculum (and other rape law cases) often only considers this area of the law for a week or two without attention to reality.
03.10.2016