Criminal Procedure: Prosecution

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 3:45 - 5:00 pm TNH 2.139

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 12, 2012 8:30 am A-Z in 2.139


This course deals with the judicial phase of the criminal justice process, including the following aspects of criminal adjudication: the decision to initiate prosecution; bail and pretrial detention; competency; the right to the effective assistance of counsel; the preliminary examination and grand jury; the right to a speedy trial; the right to an impartial trial; discovery and disclosure of evidence; plea bargaining; double jeopardy; and, time permitting, sentencing, appeal, and collateral proceedings. The major focus is opinions of the United States Supreme Court imposing federal constitutional limitations on criminal procedure. This material is fleshed out by examination of selected provisions of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, typical federal and state statutes, and opinions of the lower federal and state courts. This course satisfies the Con Law II requirement.