Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Professor Jocelyn Simonson
Fall 2019 course
W, Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
4 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course examines the law governing police behavior, primarily by examining the constitutional doctrines of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments that regulate law enforcement action. Topics covered include search and seizure, stop and frisk, electronic surveillance, probable cause, warrants and their exceptions, police use of force, custodial interrogation, eyewitness identification procedures, and exclusionary remedies. In addition to doctrinal examination, the course will also ask broader policy questions about the regulation, democratic accountability, and scope of police behavior in the United States today.

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