Comparative Criminal Justice, Viewed Through Film

Jun 2021
30

Lecturer in Law Fred Davis will host an in-person session to discuss how different principles of criminal justice are portrayed through film. Using excerpts from some contemporary and classic films around the world, Mr. Davis will give an overview of how “criminal justice” is viewed differently in countries following Common Law, Civil Law, and Islamic traditions. Mr. Davis, a former federal prosecutor,  is a member of the Paris and New York Bars, and teaches courses on Comparative Criminal Justice and International Criminal Investigations. He will be joined remotely by Samuel W. Bettwy, an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and author of Comparing Criminal Procedures through Film.

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