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231 sec. 001 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Spring 2023)

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


MTuW 11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Law 105
From January 09, 2023
To April 25, 2023

Course Start: January 09, 2023
Course End: April 25, 2023
Class Number: 31931

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 92
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 105
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

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 participate in discussions throughout the semester.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Criminal Law

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  • Basic Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments and Questions
    Yale Kamisar, Wayne R. LaFave, Jerold H. Israel, Nancy J. King, Orin S. Kerr Eve, Brensike Primus
    Edition: 15th 2019
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781683289890
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $248.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Modern Criminal Procedure, Basic Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Criminal Procedure, 15th, 2022 Supplement
    Yale Kamisar, Wayne LaFave, Jerold Israel, Nancy King, Orin Kerr, Eve Primus
    Edition: 15th 2022
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781636599274
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 41.00
    Price Source: user provided

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