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PARA 140 - Criminal Law and Procedure


3 hrs (Sem I)
This course provides background in criminal law and procedures from the legal professional’s perspective as opposed to a law enforcement perspective. The substantive law portion covers criminal common law and criminal code law, the Constitutional limitations on criminal laws, and the elements necessary to convict a person of a crime. The procedural law portion covers Constitutional requirements for search and seizure, interrogation, identification procedures and right to counsel, as well as other elements of due process. Also arraignment, trial procedures and punishment will be addressed. 3 lecture hours.