Provides an introduction to federal constitutional limitations on governmental power to investigate, prosecute, and incarcerate individuals, including stopping and detaining people, arrest, frisks, searches and seizures, custodial interrogations, right to counsel, identification procedures, confrontation, and double jeopardy.
Note: The following applies specifically to Criminal Procedure with Professor Edwards.
This course examines vital constitutional limitations on police and prosecutorial authority; specifically, limitations imposed by the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments. However, this course will not teach you how to conduct a criminal court proceeding. Don´t be mislead by the name.
There is no textbook for this course, which is good news and bad news for you. Good news, because you don´t have to buy a textbook. Bad news, because the cases we read are not redacted for you. They are whole opinions from which you must extract the critical facts and concepts (just as you´ll have to do in practice).
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