640 - Criminal Procedure: Investigation
Professor: Sharon L. Davies
Semester: 2009 Winter
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
This course focuses on the legality of police investigative conduct under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. The course explores in-depth the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. Students study a wide variety of situations in which the police look for and collect physical evidence of criminal activity and make arrests, and the constitutional limits placed on those investigative efforts. Also explored are the restrictions placed by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments on police efforts to secure confession evidence. Time permitting, eyewitness identification procedures and issues of police entrapment will be covered.
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