This course explores the basic core knowledge of constitutional criminal procedure. Emphasis is placed on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, searches and seizures, interrogations and confessions, identifications, and pretrial and trial processes. In addition, the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, is examined along with philosophical policy considerations. Application of core knowledge is developed through simulation exercises and examination of homeland security issues.
Describe the selection of a fair and unbiased jury.
Analyze constitutional trial rights.
Describe the steps in a jury trial.
Describe prosecutorial misconduct.
Analyze the prosecutor’s duty to disclose exculpatory information.
Explain the right to a preliminary examination and the role of the grand jury.
Describe pretrial detention and the concept of bail.
Explain the pretrial process.
Interrogation and Identification
Distinguish Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights during interrogation and identification procedures.
Describe eyewitness identification procedures.
Explain the Miranda decision.
Describe the concept of self-incrimination.
Right to Counsel
Describe the right to self-representation.
Identify when the right to counsel attaches to criminal procedure.
Explain the development of the right to counsel.
Define the role of lawyers in the criminal justice system.
Essential Fourth Amendment Concepts
Analyze border and regulatory searches.
Explain the concept of stop and frisk.
Analyze automobile search rules.
Describe exceptions to warrant requirements.
Analyze the requirement that search and arrest warrants be based on probable cause.
Explain the expectation of privacy.
Define search, seizure, arrest, and reasonableness.
The Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Identify the costs and benefits of the exclusionary rule.
Identify alternative remedies to the exclusionary rule.
Identify exceptions to the exclusionary rule.
Analyze the rationale and purpose of the exclusionary rule.
Explain the common law background of the Fourth Amendment.
Introduction to Criminal Procedure
Explain the affect of the due process and crime control models on criminal procedure.
Describe the competing due process and crime control models.
Analyze the applicability of the Bill of Rights to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment.
Describe the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.
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