Criminal Process: Investigation

B601 is taught by J. Bell, J. Hoffmann, T. Morrison, R. Scott

This is a constitutional law course designed to explore the constraints on state and federal law enforcement officers as they pursue criminal investigations. Though emphasizing the Fourth Amendment, including treatment of GPS, smart phone and DNA technology, the course also reviews the impact of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. The course makes a practical assessment of how lower courts, the police and others in law enforcement actually use the criminal procedure rules. Areas to be covered include (but are not limited to): searches and seizures of persons and property, stop and frisk, arrest, the exclusionary rule, roadblocks, third party searches, confessions, wiretapping, police interrogations and videotaping.