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Fall 2022 Course

Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course examines the relationship between the people and the police, primarily by examining the constitutional doctrines of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments that regulate law enforcement behavior. Topics will include custodial interrogation, search and seizure, stop and frisk, electronic surveillance, probable cause, warrants and their exceptions, excessive force, and exclusionary remedies. In addition to doctrinal examination, the course will also explore some of the challenging policy questions associated with contemporary policing, as it exists and is carried out in America’s cities.