CJ/331 The Constitution, Crime, and Civil Rights (3)
This course provides a comprehensive examination of those provisions of the American Constitution having the greatest impact on criminal justice. Issues surrounding the rules of search and seizure, the protections against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel, among others, are discussed in light of landmark cases. In this context, the course also explores the relationship between larger societal changes and the evolution of the Supreme Court's understanding of the Constitution, together with the debates that continue over interpretations of the Bill of Rights.
Prerequisistes: CJ113/Introduction to Criminal Justice; SO111/Introduction to Sociology
Not open to freshmen.