Criminal Justice-coas | Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice System, 1
P370 | 1531 | McGillivray
The course is designed to give a broad overview of the procedures and
interests which govern the legal aspects of the criminal justice system.
The focus will be on police investigation techniques, the right to counsel,
the right against self-incrimination, the law of search and seizure, and due
process in the context of criminal proceedings. The goal is not to learn
any particular area in detail but rather to gain a working understanding for
criminal procedure in its entirety.
Readings: To be announced.
Requirements: There will be three tests during the semester, worth 30, 30
and 40 points, respectively. These tests will be open book, open note, and
the final exam will be non-cumulative. Each successive test will naturally
build upon earlier concepts. Final grades will be determined from a scale
published with the syllabus.
Class Meeting: One 150-minute lecture each week (W, 5:45-8:15P, SW 119)
Instructor: Professor James McGillivray, Criminal Justice Department