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POLI 344 - Constitutional Law and Politics: Rights of the Accused

(3 credits)
This course addresses how the U.S. Constitution – particularly the fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth and 14th Amendments – along with state and federal statutes, protect individuals being processed by the criminal justice system. Issues and case law pertaining to searches and seizures, compelled self-incrimination, grand jury indictment, trial by jury, speedy and public trials, double jeopardy, the right to counsel, cruel and unusual punishment, and due process will be rigorously examined.