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Spring 2014
5347 Criminal Procedure: The Investigation Process - DRESSLER- 20385

Professor(s): Joshua Dressler (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: BLB-240 

Course Outline: This constitutional law course involves the police investigation of criminal activities. Topics include the rules governing search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment, confessions under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, the role of the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments with respect to the foregoing, and the remedy of exclusion for constitutional violations.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This course was formerly known as Law 5304-Criminal Procedure. New Visiting Professor will teach this course, Joshua Dressler.  


First Day Assignments: 1. Please register for the class on The West Educational Network (TWEN) before the first day of class. You will find various handouts.

2. For first class, please read pp. 1-32 of the Dressler-Thomas casebook. This is important background for the rest of the semester; I will discuss it at this class, and we will return to some of these cases later in the semester.

Final Exam Schedule: 04/30 2-5pm  240 TU2  215 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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