SO-289 : Evidence and Procedures

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course is an in-depth look at the application of the procedural requirements of the US Criminal Justice System as mandated by the US Constitution, State Constitutions, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the State rules of Criminal Procedure. The course covers the procedures required by the Criminal Justice system, and the courts, from the initial suspicion of a crime to post-conviction. The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment safeguards of the US Constitution are emphasized, with a particular focus upon the purposes of Arrest Law, the law of Warrants, Search and Seizure, the Exclusionary rule, Trial procedures, and other process remedies. 3 credits