Curriculum Guide · Courses
Advanced Criminal Procedure
Professor Mark Biros
J.D. Course 032 | 2 credit hours
This course examines the process of criminal litigation beginning with the filing of charges and continuing through the post-conviction stage. Topics covered may include the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the charging function, the preliminary examination and grand jury, bail, joinder and severance of defendants and charges, the right to a speedy trial, discovery, trial issues, the right to confrontation, the presentation of evidence, jury instructions and sentencing issues. If there is time, post-conviction remedies may be examined briefly.
Prerequisite: Criminal Justice (or the equivalent Democracy and Coercion) or Criminal Procedure. Recommended: Evidence.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Advanced Criminal Procedure and Litigation or Advanced Criminal Procedure: Race and Poverty or Federal Investigations and Prosecutions.