USC Gould Search

Course Descriptions

Criminal Procedure     LAW-602

The focus of this course is on the powers of the police to investigate criminal cases. Students will examine the Supreme Court’s interpretations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Topics covered include searches and seizures, stop and frisk, the warrant requirement and its exceptions, surveillance law, undercover agents, entrapment, the role of the grand jury, the exclusionary rule, the law of interrogations and Miranda rights, the privilege against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

Professors Teaching This Course