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

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


MTuTh 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 110
From August 16, 2021
To November 23, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 23, 2021
Class Number: 31335

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 92
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 120
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

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).

The final will be a closed-book in-class 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:
    Price: $215.00
    Price Source: user provided

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