Criminal Procedure I (LAW-508-005)
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A study of the federal Constitutional limitations imposed upon law enforcement officers in criminal investigations, arrests and prosecutions. Particular focus will be on the Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments as interpreted by the Supreme Court. Study will include the meaning of probable cause, the exclusionary rule, search and seizure, search/arrest warrants, exceptions to the warrant requirement, stop and frisk, invasions of the home and personal property, consent, interrogations, the Miranda warnings, due process limits on interrogation, and the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine. At its core, criminal procedure analyzes the power of the government to intrude upon the rights of the individual, and how that power has evolved over time and been applied against people of color, immigrants, and residents of poor communities. Race and criminal justice are part of the national conversation, and thus this course has application to daily life and is important even for those who are not intending to practice criminal law.
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Myron Moskovitz, Elizabeth I. Boals & J. Amy Dillard, Cases and Problems in Criminal Procedure: The Police (7th Ed.), Carolina Academic Press 2019
First Class Readings
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