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Fall 2020 Course

Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Please refer to the Fall 2020 Tentative Exam Schedule

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 the right to counsel, search and seizure, stop and frisk, electronic surveillance, probable cause, warrants and their exceptions, police use of force, custodial interrogation, 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.

Allen et all, Criminal Procedure Investigation and the Right to Counsel (Aspen Casebooks), 4th edition. It is recommended that students purchase the physical version of the textbook rather than the digital version.