USA POLICE POWERS

LAW5UPP

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit, students will learn about constitutional limitations on a policeman's power in the United States. Specifically, students will consider the circumstances under which the police may conduct a search or seizure. Students will learn about the importance of warrants and of probable cause. They will also examine exceptions to the warrant requirement as well as exceptions to probable cause such as reasonable suspicion or special needs of the police beyond ordinary crime control. Students in this unit also examine the law of confessions. Among other things, they will look at the famous Miranda case, along with its various progeny. Students explore whether the law puts too many restrictions on the ability of the police to obtain confessions, or whether, to the contrary, it is too easy to obtain confessions. Finally, students will examine the different provisions the Court uses to limit allowable confessions.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCriminal Procedure: Cases materials and questionsRecommendedLoewy, ArnoldSECOND EDITION?LEXIS---2006

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