Course Details

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

This course provides a broad overview of the investigatory criminal justice process. It explores the interaction between the protection of individual constitutional criminal rights and the competing goals of the efficiency and accuracy in the criminal justice system. We will examine the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Substantive areas covered include: (1) interrogations and confessions; (2) eye-witness identification procedures; (3) arrest, search and seizure; (4) eavesdropping and wiretapping; (5) the right to counsel; and (6) the exclusionary rule. Schedule permitting, we will also examine some of the strains placed on the criminal justice system by various aspects of the war on terror. Note: This course will be taught on a 9-week schedule (September 4-October 31).


Catalog Number: CRIM 610
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureCriminal Law Practice AreaProcedure Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Fall 2014
Title: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Faculty: Jacobi, Tonja (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 31



Spring 2014
Title: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Faculty: Margulies, Joseph
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 52



Fall 2013
Title: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Faculty: Jacobi, Tonja (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 36



Spring 2013
Title: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Faculty: Allen, Ronald J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 32



Fall 2012
Title: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Faculty: Jacobi, Tonja (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 40



Spring 2012
Title: Constitutional Crim Procedure
Faculty: Jacobi, Tonja (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 38



Fall 2011
Title: Constitutional Crim Procedure
Faculty: Allen, Ronald J. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 58