725 Introduction to Criminal Procedure, Spring 2015

Categories: Criminal Law

Section 001, Introduction to Criminal Procedure - Kempinen, Ben

Course Page for Spring 2015 - Kempinen, Ben

Introductory survey of the criminal justice process with emphasis on appropriate controls on the discretion of system actors (a) trial judge - sentencing, (b) police - arrest or cite, (c) prosecution - the charging decision, and (d) allocation of decision-making authority between defendant and defense counsel. Students examine how human discretion rather than statutes or rules dominate the various systems which comprise the criminal justice process.

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Section 002, Introduction to Criminal Procedure - LaVigne, Michele

Course Page for Spring 2015 - LaVigne, Michele

Introductory survey of the criminal justice process with emphasis on appropriate controls on the discretion of system actors (a) trial judge - sentencing, (b) police - arrest or cite, (c) prosecution - the charging decision, and (d) allocation of decision-making authority between defendant and defense counsel. Students examine how human discretion rather than statutes or rules dominate the various systems which comprise the criminal justice process.