2019-2020 Catalog

POLS 345 The Fourth Amendment

This course examines constitutional criminal procedure through an analysis of Fourth Amendment constitutional restraints on activities during the investigatory stage of the criminal process. Exploring Supreme Court decisions through doctrinal analysis and simulations the course questions the Supreme Court as a policymaker seeking to balance privacy rights with governmental intrusions. Not open to first year students.


4 units


POLS 244 or instructor permission of instructor

Core Requirements Met

  • United States Diversity