Criminal Procedure

Course Number: 
66501
Professor: 
Deborah Young

CLASS 1 pp.  1-30

CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

 

A. The Participants in the Criminal Justice System   

  1. Defendants    
  2. Defense Counsel        
  3. Prosecutors     
  4. Victims           
  5. Police and Other Law Enforcement Officers
  6. Magistrates and Judges          
  7. Jurors  
  8. Corrections Officials  
  9. Public 
  10. Media 

B. Stages of the Criminal Justice Process      

  1. Step 1: Pre-Arrest Investigation
  2. Step 2: Arrest             
  3. Step 3: Filing the Complaint  
  4. Step 4: Gerstein Review        
  5. Step 5: First Appearance/Arraignment on Complaint
  6. Step 6: Grand Jury or Preliminary Hearing
  7. Step 7: Arraignment on Indictment or Information
  8. Step 8: Discovery
  9. Step 9: Pretrial Motions
  10. Step 10: Plea Bargaining and Guilty Pleas
  11. Step 11: Trial  
  12. Step 12: Sentencing   
  13. Step 13: Appeals and Habeas Corpus

C. The Purpose of Procedural Rules

Powell v. Alabama

Patterson v. Former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge

D. Key Provisions of the Bill of Rights

E. The Application of the Bill of Rights to the States

  1. The Provisions of the Bill of Rights and the Idea of "Incorporation"           
  2. The Debate over Incorporation
  3. The Current Law as to What's Incorporated 
         Duncan v. Louisiana  
  4. The Content of Incorporated Rights 

F.  Retroactivity        



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