This course is designed to study the constitutional provisions and Supreme Court decisions affecting law enforcement procedure, including due process of law generally, arrest, charges, right to counsel, search and seizure, identification, bail, trial and post-trial proceedings, and post-conviction appeals. The course also investigates civil liability for acts of law enforcement personnel.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a better understanding of the constitutional principles affecting criminal procedure in preparation for post-graduation study or a career in law enforcement.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 opportunities for discussion participation on specified topics. The student will present their own opinion on the assigned topic in a 300–500-word thread. The student will also submit replies of 150–250 words in response to 2 other classmates’ threads.
There will be 4 quizzes based on the textbook readings. The quizzes will have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes with 42 multiple-choice, true/false, and essay questions.
Homework Assignments (5)
There will be 5 short videos based on a chapter assigned in the module. They will be followed by several multiple choice questions.