Summer 2012 Course Schedule

Criminal Procedure I (LAW-508-001)

Meets: 06:30 PM - 08:45 PM (TTH) - Room 503

Enrolled: 33 / Limit: 60

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This course will involve an examination of the basic Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment principles that govern the interaction of the police and suspects in the investigation of crime. From stop and frisks to coerced confessions, the course will examine the constitutional doctrines developed to regulate police behavior and the admissibility of evidence. The core concepts will include the definition of a "search," the meaning of probable cause and reasonable suspicion, the requirement of a search warrant and the many exceptions to the warrant requirement, Miranda and related limits on interrogation, and the right to counsel. The course will also focus on the role of the courts in enforcing the constitutional guarantees, particularly through the exclusionary rule.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Criminal Procedure: Investigation, Erwin Chemerinsky, ISBN: 735577862, 2008, Aspen

Criminal Procedure, 2011 Case & Statutory Supplement, Chermerinsky, ISBN: 735507317, 2011, Aspen

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