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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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CRIM 114 - Constitutional Law for Police

Number of Credits: 3
Explore the United States Constitution as a document of fundamental importance to our system of criminal justice with particular emphasis on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. Examine leading cases concerning governmental powers and limitations and apply them to current issues. This course is open to Law Enforcement Academy students only. (All Terms) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): CRIM 101  and CRIM 110 .
Co-requisite(s): No change.
Pre-/Co-requisite(s): Completion of or enrollment in a certified police academy.  This course is not for general credit students.

Course Topics:
Fouth Amendments

Fifth Amendments 

Sixth Amendments 

Eight Amendments 

Fourteenth Amendments

Due process.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the warrant requirement and the exclusionary rule.
  2. Explain the concepts of probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and articulable facts.
  3. Research and recognize exceptions to the warrant rule, e.g., search incident to arrest, Carroll Doctrine, plain view, plain smell, exigency, hot pursuit, consent searches, border searches, stop and frisks, and abandonment.
  4. Identify the issues involved in obtaining confessions from juveniles and adults.
  5. Research and discuss the procedures and substantive information necessary to obtain various types of court orders.
  6. Research the implications of technology as it affects the Fourth Amendment.
  7.  Evaluate equal protection ramifications as they relate to stops and frisks and the use of force.

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