LAW7371 - Law of Policing

LAW7371 - Law of Policing

Course Number: 

7371

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

2.00

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course examines the phenomenon of policing from a legal, sociological, and philosophical perspective. In addition to exploring the contours of Fourth and Fifth Amendment doctrine, with a particular focus on how they are likely to change in the near and longer-term future, we will also explore (1) theories of policing, (2) how the theory and practice of policing relates to broader questions of criminal justice, and (3) the various mechanisms, both formal and informal, that we use to hold the police accountable, including democratic control, direct public engagement (e.g., recording police encounters), constitutional tort suits, and intra-departmental oversight. Suggested Preparation: Criminal Procedure.