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This course covers proper procedures for search warrants, arrest warrants, and Terry stops. Norman Comeaux will answer questions such as when can you breach a home using an arrest warrant, can you use a Terry stop when someone is in a high crime area and flees from you, what is sufficient to make a Terry stop using an anonymous tip, and many other topics.
This course covers the search incident to arrest and consent search exceptions to the 4th Amendment. Norman Comeaux covers the seminal Supreme Court cases that established these exceptions, when officers can utilize these exceptions, and the exceptions’ limits.
This course covers some exceptions to the 4th Amendment, including the plain view seizure doctrine, the plain feel seizure doctrine, protective sweeps, the Summers doctrine, and the automobile exception. Norman Comeaux covers the seminal Supreme Court cases that established these exceptions, when officers can utilize these exceptions, and the exceptions’ limits.
The 4th Amendment is like a book with chapters that are constantly changing. This course will go beyond the surface to obtain a deeper knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Constitution and the 4th Amendment, including an analysis of the language of the 4th Amendment, the cases from the last 15 years that have affected the 4th Amendment, and the consequences for violating the 4th Amendment.
This course will discuss all aspects of the criminal trial, including topics such as the steps of the trial, the constitutional rights of the trial, presumption of innocence, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and more.
This course covers two separate and interesting topics. The first is eyewitness identification and the other is entrapment. The course will discuss how mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions and will address topics such as due process and the right to counsel.
This lecture covers two separate but critical topics. The first is eyewitness identification and the other is entrapment. Mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions, and this course will address topics such as Due Process and the Right To Counsel. Entrapment is concerned with excessive police action that can oppress individuals, and it is concerned with fairness in the criminal justice system. As such, we will address topics such as the original, objective and subjective tests of entrapment, and proof of disposition.
This course is about police interrogation of criminal suspects and their admissions and confessions. This lecture is about more than the 1966 Miranda case and its four warnings, repeated endlessly on TV cop shows.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees criminal defendants a number of trial rights, including an impartial local jury and the right to subpoena witnesses. However, the right to counsel is most important.
Retiring 2021
This course is about arrests and investigative, or Terry, stops. Unlike in popular media where arrests are often violent, in reality most arrests rarely involve any violence. Nevertheless, arrests pose the threat of physical harm to the officer, the arrestee, and bystanders. Taking a person into custody can be traumatic, especially if the suspect is innocent.
Retiring 2021
This course covers five essential Fourth Amendment doctrines. These are: the search warrant; the expectation of privacy doctrine, also known as the Katz doctrine named after the 1967 case that reoriented and revolutionized Fourth Amendment law; the evidentiary standard of probable cause; the plain view doctrine; and consent searches, where people voluntarily give up their Fourth Amendment rights.
Retiring 2021
This course covers three topics: remedies for constitutional violations; an overview of the Fourth Amendment, also known as the search and seizure amendment; and the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule, which covers police practices like arrests, automobile stops, and warrantless searches.
This lecture reviews four foundations of criminal procedure that help explain Supreme Court decisions.