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234 sec. 1 - Confessions (Fall 2013)

Instructor: Charles D. Weisselberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 115

Course Start: August 27, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49549

This seminar will explore interrogation practices and confession law and policy. Topics may include (among others) the psychology of police interrogation; police training; regulation of police interrogation; the voluntariness doctrine; the history, function and future of the Miranda rule; false confessions; religious confessions; videotaping; and police practices and the role of confessions in other criminal justice systems.

The readings will be from the required text, which will be available free of charge as an e-book, and from additional materials provided by the instructor.

A paper is required. In addition to completing the readings and participating in class discussions, students will present their research.

Criminal Procedure is not a prerequisite. LL.M. students may be particularly interested in exploring confessions and police practices from a comparative perspective.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Criminal Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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