Categories: Criminal Law Constitutional Law


Tobin, L. Michael

Course Data

Room 5246 (alternating in-person attendance)
MW 9:00am-10:20am

Pass/Fail: Yes

Course Description

Introductory survey of the criminal justice process with emphasis on appropriate controls on the discretion of system actors (a) trial judge - sentencing, (b) police - arrest or cite, (c) prosecution - the charging decision, and (d) allocation of decision-making authority between defendant and defense counsel. Students examine how human discretion rather than statutes or rules dominate the various systems which comprise the criminal justice process.

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