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PSC 371C: Seminar, Law and Order: CSI, Timetable, Fall '08

(CSI = College Students Investigating.  The course is organized, like the TV drama series, around the tasks of police and prosecutors.)
revised 11 Aug. 2008; with data from instructor, page by Jeremy Lewis .
Wide screen recommended to align table.
Week: [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [mini-paper] [Midterm Exam] [07] [08] [09] [Topics Due] [10] [11] [12] [13] [Paper] [14] [15] [Final]
No classes, Fall 2008: 1 Sep, Labor Day; 24-28 Nov, Thanksgiving; 5 Dec. classes end.
Dates
Task Lecture Topics, Deadlines and Assigned Readings
Week 1
T 26 Aug

Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Welcome and review of course requirements.
The Exclusionary Rule
Introduction to Alabama Criminal Code; Classification of offenses & sentences.
Mapp v Ohio, 367 US 643 (1961)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-5-3, -6, -7, -9, -11 & -12
Week 2
T 2 Sep
Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Read:
Searches & Seizures
Theft 
Katz v. United States, 389 U.S. 347 (1967)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-8-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7,
Ala. Code §§ -8, -9, -13, -14, -15, -16, -17, -18 & -19
Week 3
T 9 Sep
Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Searches & Seizures
Burglary
Arizona v. Hicks, 480 U.S. 321 (1987)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-7-1, -2, -3, -4, -4.1, -5, -6, -7 & -8
Week4
T 16 Sep
Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Searches & Seizures
Robbery
(1968)Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S 1 (1968)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-8-40, -41, -42, -43 & -44
Week 5
T 23 Sep

Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Mini-Paper Due 
Searches & Seizures
Kidnapping
Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-6-40, -41, -42, -43, -44 & -45
T Week 6
T 30 Sep
Midterm Exam (90 minutes)
Review of Mini-papers
Week 7
T 7 Oct
Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Police Lineups
Sex Crimes
Neil v. Biggers, 409 U.S. 188 (1972)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-6-60, -61, -62, -63, -64 ,-65, -65.1, -66, -67, -68, -69, -69.1 & -70
Week 8
Th 14 Oct

Prosecutor:
Case online:
Review of Midterm Exams
Right to Counsel
Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)
Week 9
21 Oct
Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Interrogations
Assault
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-6-20, -21, -22, -23, -24& -25
Week 10
T 28 Oct

Police:
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Term Paper Topics Due
Interrogations
Homicide 
Edwards v. Arizona, 451 U.S. 477 (1981)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-6-1, -2, -3 & -4
Week 11
T 4 Nov 
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Capital Murder—Offenses 
Kennedy v. Louisiana (U.S. Sup. Ct., No. 07-343) 
Ala. Code §§ 13A-5-39 & -40
Week 12
T 11 Nov
Prosecutor:
Case online:
Read:
Read:
Capital Murder—Sentencing & Execution
Baze v. Rees (U.S. Sup. Ct., No. 07-5439)
Ala. Code §§ 13A-5-45, -46, -47, -48, -49, -50, -51 & -52
Ala. Code § 15-18-82
Week 13
T 18 Nov
Term Paper Due
End of term review
Week 14
T 25 Nov
Thanksgiving: no class
Week 15
T 2 Dec
FINAL EXAM, In final class session.