Criminal Procedure: Investigation – 6085

Fall 2020

NOTE: Versions of this course taught before Fall 2015 appear on transcripts as LAW 6218.

This course explores the constitutional constraints on the conduct of police investigations, focusing primarily on the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. The course will cover the Supreme Court's key cases on searches and seizures, police interrogations, and the remedies that follow from constitutional violations. Time permitting, the course will also address topical issues, such as stop and frisk, the use of force, and electronic surveillance.