Constitutional Criminal Procedure

About this Course

This course explores the constitutional process by which the criminal law is brought to bear upon persons suspected of or charged with crimes, with comprehensive consideration of topics under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  Among the topics considered are search and seizure law including probable cause to search and arrest, the warrant requirement and its exceptions, and the exclusionary rule; custodial interrogation, confessions and the privilege against self-incrimination; double jeopardy; the right to counsel and effective assistance of counsel; the death penalty and the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments; lineups and other forms of pretrial identification.

Course number

7262

Program

Graduate

Subject

Criminal Law