cja315 | undergraduate

Criminal Procedure

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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, 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.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Pretrial Procedures The Trial Process

    • Explain preliminary examinations and the role of the grand jury.
    • Analyze the prosecutor’s duty to disclose exculpatory information.
    • Describe a defendant’s rights at trial.
    • Explain the pretrial process.
    • Describe pretrial detention and the concept of bail.

    Introduction to Criminal Procedure

    • Describe the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.
    • Explain the applicability of the Bill of Rights to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment.

    The Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    • Explain the common law background of the Fourth Amendment.
    • Analyze the rationale and purpose of the exclusionary rule.
    • Identify exceptions to the exclusionary rule.
    • Identify alternative remedies to the exclusionary rule.
    • Define search and seizure.

    Essential Fourth Amendment Concepts

    • Explain the expectation of privacy.
    • Explain probable cause as it relates to searches and arrests.
    • Describe exceptions to warrant requirements.
    • Explain automobile search rules.
    • Explain the concept of stop and frisk.
    • Explain requirements regarding border and regulatory searches.

    Right to Counsel Interrogation and Identification

    • Describe the concept of self-incrimination.
    • Explain the Miranda decision.
    • Explain the development of the right to counsel.
    • Describe the right to counsel in a criminal proceeding.
    • Describe eyewitness identification procedures.
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