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231 sec. 001 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Orin Kerr  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuWTh 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 19, 2021
To April 30, 2021

Course Start: January 19, 2021
Course End: April 30, 2021
Class Number: 31655

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 82
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 85
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

This course covers the law of criminal investigations, based primarily on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Topics include the constitutional rules for searching homes, cars, and people; the law of arrests; stop and frisk; surveillance law and computer searches; the scope of the exclusionary rule; the law of police interrogations, including the framework provided by Miranda v. Arizona; the role of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel; entrapment law; and the law of eyewitness identification.

Students will be expected to attend class and to participate in discussions throughout 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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