Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7019
    Sched. No.: 116210551

Criminal Investigation
Section 1
Coughlin, Anne M.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1540-1700 (WB126)
Capacity:97 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:94 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the legal doctrines that surround and control the investigation of crime - in particular, the constitutional doctrines that define what the police can and cannot do. The main topics will be the Fourth Amendment law of searches and seizures and the Fifth Amendment regulation of police interrogations and confessions. In addressing these topics, we will consider a number of themes, including the influence of the War on Drugs on the Fourth Amendment legal landscape, the incentives legal rules create for police and prosecutorial conduct, the problem of balancing effective law enforcement with procedural protection for suspects, and the degree to which constitutional rules intersect with questions of race and class.

ENROLLMENT NOTE: This course may be taken before or after (and with or without) Criminal Adjudication. However, this course (whether or not paired with Criminal Adjudication) pre-empts the four-credit Criminal Procedure Survey course; students who take the Survey may not take either Criminal Adjudication or Criminal Investigation. (Students who plan to practice criminal law or who have a particular interest in the subject matter of either Criminal Investigation or Criminal Adjudication should take this course and its counterpart, Criminal Adjudication, rather than the Survey. Criminal Investigation and Adjudication together provide more in-depth study of criminal procedure.)

Course Requirement:Flex examination at end of the semester.
Mutually Exclusive with: Criminal Procedure Survey