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Criminal Process
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Type

LEC

Credits

3 cr.

Senior Writing

No

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

Criminal Process examines a variety of procedures governing the prosecution of crime. It covers, in essence, criminal procedure from the time that the police have handed a case over to the lawyers.

Major topics include: prosecutorial charging discretion, judicial screening, the grand jury, discovery, speedy trial, double jeopardy, plea bargaining, jury selection, jury deliberations, sentencing, appeals, and habeas. This class is sometimes known as "Criminal Procedure II" because it picks up chronologically where Criminal Procedure ends. Criminal Procedure, however, is not a prerequisite.

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Sections

Fall 2014: Criminal Process: From Bail to Jail

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NONE

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

Criminal Process, sometimes called 'Bail to Jail,' is a semester-long simulation course that covers criminal procedure after judicial proceedings commence; it complements the course in Criminal Procedure, which focuses on issues related to the investigative stage of a criminal proceeding (e.g., search and seizure issues under the fourth amendment, right to remain silent under the fifth amendment; right to counsel under the sixth amendment). Criminal Process includes the following topics: effective assistance of counsel during the trial and appellate process; bail and pretrial release hearings; preliminary hearings; grand jury review; joinder and severance; speedy trial; discovery; guilty pleas; prejudicial publicity; suppression of confessions; sentencing, double jeopardy and appeals.

Criminal Procedure and Evidence are not prerequisites.

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Spring 2013: Criminal Process

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Type

LEC

Credits

3

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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