Rochelle Lewis-Lyte’s Profile

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Rochelle Lewis-Lyte

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CRJ  200 – 1100 | Constitutional Law | Professor Satenik Margaryan | Fall 2021

CRJ 200 – 1100 | Constitutional Law | Professor Satenik Margaryan | Fall 2021

This course provides a historical overview of the relationship of the states of the Bill of Rights, and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the powers of the federal government. The effect of the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment on the application of the Bill of Rights to the states is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions related to criminal justice. Topics include characteristics and powers of the three branches of government, the principles governing the operation of the Bill of Rights, and the variables affecting the formulation of judicial policy.

CRJ 202-0500 | Corrections | Satenik Margaryan |Spring 2021

CRJ 202-0500 | Corrections | Satenik Margaryan |Spring 2021

This course examines the history of criminal punishment in Western society, emphasizing the United States. The course highlights social forces (political, religious, economic, and technological) shaping punishment; reviews common theories (deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and restoration) and examines how theory relates to policy. The course takes a critical approach to correctional systems and policies by considering disparities and structural inequalities. Empirical evidence is used to examine contemporary crises of punishment (i.e., mass incarceration, school-to-prison pipeline) as well as prison culture, staffing, privatization, and prisoner civil rights. Alternatives to traditional punishment, especially restorative justice models, are explored.

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