Curriculum

Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

Credits: 3.00
Faculty: Stacy Caplow, Alice Ristroph, Jocelyn Simonson

This course examines the manner in which a criminal proceeding is initiated and the conduct of a criminal case in court. Topics covered include right to counsel, arraignment and preliminary hearings, commitment or release on bail or recognizance, the grand jury, discovery and disclosure, plea bargaining, defendant's right to a speedy trial, jury selection, joinder and double jeopardy. Particular attention is given to the role and ethical obligations of prosecutors and defense counsel.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

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

Requisites:

Criminal Law and Constitutional Law