CRIJ 276 Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure

This course is a highly concentrated study of the legalities and decision-making processes associated with arrest, search and seizure in accordance with statutes, case law, and Supreme Court decisions as they relate to constitutional protections.

Credits

3 Credits

CRIJ 276Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a highly concentrated study of the legalities and decision-making processes associated with arrest, search and seizure in accordance with statutes, case law, and Supreme Court decisions as they relate to constitutional protections.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Summarize and explain the individual granted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Summarize and explain the structure of the criminal court system, pretrial processes and the exclusionary rule. Examine and explain important criminal procedure concepts such as privacy, property, probable cause and reasonableness. Examine and apply the process for acquiring and executing criminal investigatory search warrants. Examine and apply the process for acquiring electronically stored information and conducting electronic surveillance. Describe administrative and special needs searches and examine when these doctrines apply. Define and explain formal arrests, searches incident to arrest, and protective sweeps. Explain stop and frisk law and the historical development of investigative detentions. Summarize and explain the law regarding consent searches. Explain and apply the plain view doctrine as it relates to warrantless searches. Explain and apply Supreme Court precedent as it relates to warrantless searches of vehicles. Define, explain, and apply the open fields and abandoned property doctrines Summarize and explain the law as it relates to criminal interrogations both pre and post indictment. Summarize and explain the law as it relates to pretrial visual identification procedures. Summarize and explain the criminal trial process, appeals, and post-conviction remedies.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Individual Rights Under the United States Constitution Criminal Courts, Pretrial Processes, and the Exclusionary Rule Basic Underlying Concepts: Property, Privacy, Probable Cause and Reasonableness Criminal Investigatory Search Warrants Search for Electronically Stored Information and Electronic Surveillance Administrative and Special Needs Searches Arrests, Searches Incident to Arrest, and Protective Sweeps Stops and Frisks Consent Searches The Plain View Doctrine Searches and Seizures of Vehicles and Containers Open Fields and Abandoned Property Interrogations, Admissions, and Confessions Pretrial Visual Identification Procedures Criminal Trials, Appeals, and Post-conviction Remedies

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Participation in classroom discussion and activity Chapter readings and written summaries of main topics

Required Exams

Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams

Required Text

Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional, By John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, and Christopher D. Totten (12th Edition, Cengage Learning)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Participation in classroom discussion and activity Chapter readings and written summaries of main topics Chapter Quizzes Unit Exams