LAWS 433 - Comparative Criminal Procedure
(2 cr.) This course will broadly examine the rights of individuals under investigation and prosecution in continental and common law jurisdictions, with emphasis on the United States and Ireland and on the historical roots of some present day rules. We will examine individual rights involving police investigation (search and seizure of evidence, interrogation, and arrest) and criminal trial (the right to counsel, the right to a jury, evidentiary constraints, and sentencing). We will also discuss the special challenges posed by the threat of terrorism. Our main text will be Stephen C. Thaman, Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Casebook Approach (Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2008), with substantial supplemental and online materials.

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