Criminal Justice-coas | Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice II
P371 | 1485 | Farnsworth
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: "Criminal Law", 4th Edition, Joel
Samaha (West Publishing) This text has been used before
and second-hand copies are available.
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: Two 75-minute lecture each week (MW,
4:00-5:15P, SW 007)
Instructor: Professor Lisa Farnsworth,