Criminal Procedure: Adjudication | Professor Lee

The subject of this course is the criminal process between bail and jail.  The course will focus on several questions: What is the criminal justice system for?  What does it mean to deal with criminal wrongdoing through the rule of law? What is adversarialism?  What rights do criminal defendants have in the process and why and how are they limited?  What powers does the State have in the process and why and how are they limited?  The course will address these questions by studying, among other things, bail and pretrial release, discovery, speedy trial, joinder and severance, plea bargaining, trial by jury, confrontation, double jeopardy, and sentencing. This class traditionally attracts those interested in practicing criminal law at some point in their careers, but the issues raised and discussed are of general interest to those who want to think about rule of law, due process, individual rights, adversarialism, and state power.
Credits: 3

Type: LEC