An in-depth analysis of critical issues on criminal procedure. Such issues include racial profiling, interrogation of young children suspects, and searches of private dwellings and places (e.g., computers and cell phones). Will include the criminal procedural process in a logical progression, from law enforcement identification and the initial investigation through the arrest and pretrial process. Every step of the process is important: how an officer handles an initial stop, frisk, search, and how subsequent questioning will be scrutinized later in court. Whether evidence is admissible depends greatly on how the officers gathered it and how they respond to the person that they investigate.
Instructors Celeste Webb-Barber and Stephen Connolly