Criminal Investigations / Police Practices: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments

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Fall 2012 Course
Meets: M, T 1:10pm - 2:40pm in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
3 classroom credits
This course will explore the development and operation of some of the constitutional aspects of the law of criminal procedure, focusing on the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Topics may include search and seizure, and its application to a time of accelerating technological change, the privilege against self-incrimination, including the Miranda warnings, the problem of false confessions, the right to counsel and what comprises "effective counsel,: and the incorporation doctrine. Our discussion proceeds on both the level of doctrine and actual practice, with guest speakers. Time permitting we may also cover some nonconstitutional aspects of the law of criminal procedure, for example, the doctrine of entrapment.

Subject Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure , Constitutional Law & Civil Rights .

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