Law 202 - Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Jennifer M. Chacón

Jennifer M. Chacón

Professor of Law
A.B. Stanford University, 1994
J.D. Yale Law School, 1998
UCLA Faculty since 2018
Course Description:

This course studies Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment constitutional restraints on the activities of law enforcement officers during the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Special attention will be paid the Supreme Court decisions regulating the following law enforcement practices: investigative detention, arrest, police interrogation, searches and seizures, and eyewitness identification. Some aspects of the rights to counsel may also be covered.

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Course Learning Outcomes:

Students who have completed this course will be able to: 1) identify the constitutional sources of criminal procedural protection; 2) apply the relevant Supreme Court decisions to hypothetical and ongoing cases; 3) identify the additional sources of protections in criminal investigations including legislation, regulations, policies and state constitutions; and 4) evaluate the social consequences of the Court’s doctrinal decisions.