Curriculum

Criminal Procedure: Investigations

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Miriam Baer, I. Bennett Capers, Susan Herman, Elizabeth Rapaport, Alice Ristroph

This course explores the investigative phase of a criminal proceeding focusing on the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights of criminal suspects. Topics covered include arrest, search and seizure, electronic surveillance, interrogations and confessions, line-ups and other pre-trial identification procedures, right to counsel, doctrines governing application of constitutionally based exclusionary rules (standing, retroactivity, harmless error and the "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine) and motions to suppress evidence.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam. Enrollment Note: This course and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication may be taken in any order. One is not a prerequisite for the other.

Requisites:

Criminal Law and Constitutional Law