Advanced Criminal Procedure seeks to build upon the foundation set in Criminal Procedure, which traditionally focuses on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Advanced Criminal Procedure will examine the criminal justice system from the initiation of criminal proceedings through the appellate process after sentencing. This class will examine the responsibilities and the power allocated to each of the players in the criminal justice system, including judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, law enforcement, and defendants.
In Advanced Criminal Procedure, we will focus on the relevant statutory schemes (both federal and Maryland), and address the constitutional case law developed around these issues. This class will cover topics that criminal defendants face from “bail to jail”, including pre-trial detention, charging decisions/prosecutorial discretion, discovery, rights to an impartial jury, confrontation rights, double jeopardy, plea bargaining, and issues related to sentencing.
This course is designed for all students interested in criminal law, and not just those who plan on criminal litigation. This class seeks to give students knowledge of all of the stages of the criminal process that impact a criminal defendant, and will address the pressure points where the system may be changed. At each stage, we will ask whether the system is working optimally, and how the process may be improved.
P: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure
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Last offered Spring 2014.