Criminal Investigations / Police Practices: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments

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Spring 2014 Course
Meets: M, T 1:30pm - 3:00pm in WCC Room 2012
3 classroom credits

This course considers the principal doctrines of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments affecting criminal investigation. Topics include search and seizure, stop and frisk, electronic surveillance, lineups, police questioning (the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination), and the right to counsel. Attention will be given to the actual conduct of police investigation, aside from constitutional considerations, and to the application of constitutional provisions in the context of terrorism. Weinreb, Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice (2013 ed.)

Subject Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure , Constitutional Law & Civil Rights .