LAW Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

Mr. Greg Massing,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


This course examines the constitutional doctrines governing criminal adjudicatory proceedings in the United States, from initial appearance and bail, through trial, sentencing, and appeals. Topics include the grand jury, prosecutorial discretion, bail, the right to counsel at trial, criminal discovery, plea bargaining, jury selection, trial rights, double jeopardy, and sentencing. The course will emphasize themes such as the role of the jury in the American criminal justice system and the effect of race in the development of constitutional criminal doctrine. [The text will be Allen, Stuntz et al., Comprehensive Criminal Procedure (3d ed. 2011 & Supp. 2012). Grades will be based on a final written examination, with class participation taken into account.] May not also enroll in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure; may enroll in Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigation.


  Prerequisite: Constitutional Law

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Final Exam Required


<<Course Updated: March 18, 2015>>