Criminal Justice-COLL | Criminal Procedure
P371 | 31169 | Farnsworth
The course is designed to give a broad overview of the
procedures and policies which govern the legal aspects of the
criminal justice system. These policies and procedures address
philosophical and practical issues regarding the extent of the
state’s power to investigate crime and the limits of individual
liberties guaranteed by the US Constitution. Topics will include
police searches and seizures, and interrogations and confessions.
To obtain full benefit from the lectures, it is important to read
the assignments prior to class and to place particular emphasis on
the cases contained therein.
There will be three exams during the semester worth 50
points each. The exams will be open book, open note, and the final
will be non-cumulative. Each successive exam will naturally build
upon concepts discussed earlier. There will also be four one point
quizzes throughout the semester. Final grades will be determined
by the total points received on the three tests and the quizzes,
with the strong possibility of a curve at the end of the semester.
Class meeting: 5:45-8:15, Monday and Wednesday
****CLASS MEETS SECOND EIGHT WEEKS ONLY****
Instructor: Professor Lisa Farnsworth