Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census of Women Imprisoned for Murdering their Abusers

Current Offerings

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census of Women Imprisoned for Murdering their Abusers (807T): Client: Rachel Louise Snyder, author of "No Visible Bruises" (https://www.globalgrit.com/). The Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School is partnering with the award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder on "The Regilla Project: Creating a National Census on Women Imprisoned for Killing their Abusers." The research studies the frequency with which women are imprisoned for killing their abusers. Spring 2022 research entails the following protocols: 1. Surveying women who are currently serving sentences at CCWF prison (in Chowchilla, CA) where relevant intimate partner violence was involved. 2. Analyzing and aggregating responses from returned surveys. 3. Researching how the cases of women currently incarcerated for murder and manslaughter were written about in the press, and whether intimate partner violence was included as a circumstance. 4. Undertaking qualitative research of formerly incarcerated survivors to document their reentry pathways, including challenges and successes. Collecting and making this data available will shed important light on the nature of the female correctional population, the largest growing segment of the U.S. prison population, and might guide policy discussions on charging, sentencing, prison programming, parole and reentry policies and decisions. The results may also inform laws regarding self-defense and other affirmative defenses, and strategies for addressing domestic violence. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02) which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Performance, Class Participation, Written Assignments, Final Paper. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline.

Sections

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census of Women Imprisoned for Murdering their Abusers | LAW 807T Section 01 Class #33627

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO3 - Ability to Conduct Legal Research
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

  • 2021-2022 Spring ( )
  • Tue

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census of Women Imprisoned for Murdering their Abusers | LAW 807T Section 02 Class #33629

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • R -Research Requirement for Law Degree
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO3 - Ability to Conduct Legal Research
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

  • 2021-2022 Spring ( )
  • Tue

Past Offerings

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census on Women Imprisoned for Killing their Abusers (807T): Client: Rachel Louise Snyder, author of "No Visible Bruises" The Stanford Criminal Justice Center at Stanford Law School is partnering with the award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder (author of No Visible Bruises; https://www.globalgrit.com/) to study the frequency with which women are imprisoned for killing their abusers. The research will entail the following methodological steps: 1. Requesting the list of women serving current sentences for homicide from each state department of correction. 2. Sending women serving current sentences for homicide a two-page survey asking questions about the circumstances of their current offense(s) and relevant intimate partner violence. Asking women to complete the survey and return it in a self-addressed stamped envelope. Assuring women that their responses will be kept confidential and giving them the choice to complete them anonymously. 3. Analyzing and aggregating responses from returned surveys. 4. Comparing results with data received from the National Violent Death Reporting System maintained by the Center for Disease Control and Intimate Partner Violence data collected by state departments of health. In addition, relying on court records and local press coverage to complement the results. 5. Publishing results in academic journals and policy reports. Collecting and making this data available will shed important light on the nature of the female correctional population, the largest growing segment of the U.S. prison population, and might guide policy discussions on charging, sentencing, prison programming, parole and reentry policies and decisions. The results may also inform laws regarding self-defense and other affirmative defenses, and strategies for addressing domestic violence. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02) which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Performance, Class Participation, Written Assignments, Final Paper. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline. This course will meet on Thursday from 9:00-11:00 am..

Sections

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census on Women Imprisoned for Killing their Abusers | LAW 807T Section 01 Class #29323

  • 2 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO3 - Ability to Conduct Legal Research
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available

Policy Practicum: Creating a National Census on Women Imprisoned for Killing their Abusers | LAW 807T Section 02 Class #29324

  • 2 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail
  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Graduation Requirements:
    • R -Research Requirement for Law Degree
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning
    • LO3 - Ability to Conduct Legal Research
    • LO4 - Ability to Communicate Effectively in Writing
    • LO5 - Ability to Communicate Orally
    • LO7 - Professional Skills

  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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