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231 sec. 002 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Charles D. Weisselberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MTuTh 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 17, 2020
To November 30, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: November 30, 2020
Class Number: 34127

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 20
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 120
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

The course will examine criminal investigations and the constitutional law relating to police officers and lawyers. Topics include: the current structure and function of police, prosecutors and defense lawyers; the right to counsel; search and seizure; use of force; stop and frisk; police interrogation; the privilege against compelled self-incrimination; the exclusionary rule; and grand juries. We will explore public policy and lawyering strategies. We will discuss whether constitutional criminal procedure doctrines help or hinder efforts to regulate police and to check racism and police violence. We will also briefly consider civil rights doctrines, and the efficacy of civil lawsuits in regulating police.

Students are expected to participate in class. Students will be "on call" periodically (with flexibility for those who cannot join on a particular day). There will be breakout groups and other opportunities for class discussions.

The final will be an open-book take-home exam. There will also be 2 required open-book on-line quizzes during the semester.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Criminal Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • Basic Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments and Questions
    Kamisar, LaFave, et al.
    Edition: 15th Ed, 2019
    Publisher: West Publishing
    ISBN: 9781683289890
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $230.00
    Price Source: user provided

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