Course Details

Criminal Process

The criminal justice system is one of the most important and controversial aspects of American life. Yet most lawyers will never practice criminal law and are only modestly more informed about the nature of the criminal process than the average layman. This class is meant to provide a broad overview of the process, from investigation to sentence. It is not meant for students who expect to practice in this area. For that reason, it is not open to students who have taken Constitutional Criminal Procedure without permission from the professor. Topics covered will vary, but will likely be drawn from: limits on the police power to search and seize; limits on the power to interrogate; the right to counsel; prosecutorial discretion at charging; competence to stand trial; the right to pre-trial disclosures; the right to a speedy trial; and the right to confrontation. Teaching Method: Lecture and Discussion Evaluation: Exam Reading Materials: Criminal Procedure (Chemerinsky & Levinson, 2d ed. 2013, Aspen) Pre-Requisites: None. Students who have taken or are taking Constitutional Criminal Procedure may not enroll in Criminal Process. Students who take Criminal Process may later enroll in Constitutional Criminal Procedure.

Catalog Number: CRIM 620
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionCriminal Law Practice AreaProcedure Practice Area


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Criminal Process
Faculty: Rountree, Meredith Martin (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 20