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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, pre-trial 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.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Discuss the concept of self-incrimination.
Analyze the applicability of The Bill of Rights to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment.
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.
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”.
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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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.