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231 sec. 001 - Criminal Procedure - Investigations (Spring 2024)

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 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 110
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 32225

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 105
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 109
As of: 04/13 11:56 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.

The final will be an open-book in-class exam.

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

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  • Kamisar, Lafave, and Israel's Criminal Procedure: Investigation
    Nancy King, Orin Kerr, Eve Primus
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9798887862224
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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