Undergraduate Degrees, Majors and Concentrations

POLS2020 - Criminal Law and Evidence

Fall 2020

This course is a basic introduction to the judicial process, with specific emphasis on federal criminal procedure. Students will learn the methods that the government uses to detect, investigate, apprehend, prosecute, convict, and punish criminals. It will cover the most common crimes prosecuted in American courts, including homicide, sexual assault, and theft, and common defenses, including insanity and self-defense. The course will first give an overview of criminal law and the American court system, and will then proceed to go through the constitutional provisions of criminal procedure chronologically as they occur in real life. The criminal justice system depends on the successful handling of evidence, and the last part of the course will emphasize the rules for the admissibility of evidence and the safeguards the Constitution provides for criminal defendants.
3 Credits

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 M  Monday
 T  Tuesday
 W  Wednesday
 R  Thursday
 F  Friday
 S  Saturday
 U  Sunday

Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Course starting with POLS2020
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Credits: 3
Days: M
Location: Moon
Room: Massey Hall THE
Time: 06:00-08:50 pm
Instructor: Jones
Session: 1 (08/31 - 12/18/20)
Term: Fall 2020

Credits: 3
Days: M
Location: Moon
Room: Upmc Events Center HL5
Time: 06:00-08:50 pm
Instructor: ** Staff **
Session: 1 (01/14 - 04/30/21)
Term: Spring 2021