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- Discuss prosecutorial misconduct.
- Explain the pretrial process.
- Discuss pretrial detention and the concept of bail.
- Explore the right to a preliminary examination and the role of the grand jury.
- Analyze the prosecutor’s duty to disclose exculpatory information.
The Trial Process
- Analyze constitutional trial rights.
- Discuss the selection of a fair and unbiased jury.
- Discuss the steps in a jury trial.
Interrogation and Identification
- Explore the Miranda decision.
Discuss the concept of self-incrimination.
- Examine eyewitness identification procedures.
- Distinguish Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights during interrogation and identification procedures
Introduction to Criminal Procedure
Analyze the applicability of The Bill of Rights to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment.
- Examine the competing Due Process and Crime Control Models of the criminal justice system and their impact on Criminal Procedure.
- Review Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution.
- Discuss the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Explore the common law background of the Fourth Amendment.
Analyze the rationale and purpose of the Exclusionary Rule.
Discuss exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule.
Examine alternative remedies to the Exclusionary Rule.
Identify the costs and benefits of the Exclusionary Rule.
Essential Fourth Amendment Concepts
Define Search, Seizure, Arrest, and Reasonableness.
Examine the expectation of privacy.
Analyze the requirement that search and arrest warrants be based on probable cause.
Discuss exceptions to warrant requirements.
Re-examine automobile search rules.
Explore the concept of “Stop and Frisk”.
- Understand border and regulatory searches.
Right to Counsel
Define the role of lawyers in the criminal justice system.
Identify when the right to counsel attaches.
Explore the right to self-representation.
Analyze the development of the right to counsel.
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