University of Pittsburgh

Criminal Procedure

Catalog Number: 5047
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: Core Course - 2nd Year Priority

The subject matter is Supreme Court decisional law and policy issues relating to the application and scope of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Topics typically covered include: incorporation theory, right to counsel and related entitlements, the exclusionary rule, pretrial identification procedures, search and seizure law, and interrogation law. Students should gain both knowledge relating to constitutional law, which governs the permissible parameters of police conduct and defendants’ rights, and an informal sense of how the criminal justice system actually operates.

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