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Fall 2024 Course

Criminal Procedure Survey

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course surveys criminal procedure, including both investigative and adjudicatory issues. We will focus on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights regarding searches and seizures, self-incrimination, and the right to counsel. We will also consider due process, equal protection, the jury trial, and remedial issues. Topics include warrants, stop and frisk, electronic surveillance, custodial interrogations, prosecutorial discretion, plea bargaining, and jury selection. Across these topics, we will explore the legal significance of historical practices, technological change, bias and discrimination, and deference to legislative bodies.

Students who have completed Criminal Procedure: Investigations and/or Criminal Procedure: Adjudication are not eligible to enroll in this offering due to substantial overlap. Additionally, if you complete this offering, you cannot enroll in Criminal Procedure: Investigations or Criminal Procedure: Adjudication for credit.