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, profiling, the exclusionary rule, roadblocks, confessions, wiretapping, and police interrogations/videotaping.