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234 sec. 1 - Confessions (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Charles D. Weisselberg (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: M 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 111
Course Start: August 29, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49621
This seminar will explore interrogation practices and confession law and policy. Topics may include (among others) the psychology of police interrogation; religious confession; police training and regulation of police interrogation; the voluntariness doctrine; the history, function and future of the Miranda rule; false confessions; videotaping; and police practices (and the role of confessions) in some other countries.
The readings will be from the required text and supplemental materials made available by the insructor.
A paper is required. In addition to completing the readings and participating in class discussions, students will present their research.
Please note: This course was previously taught in Fall 2009 under the title "Advanced Topics."
Prior or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Procedure-Investigations is preferred but is not required.
Prior or concurrent enrollment in Criminal Procedure--Investigations is preferred but is not required.
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Required Books are in blue
- Police Interrogation and American Justice
Richard A. Leo,
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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