Criminal Law CJ221
F1B 2011 BL
Alejandro C. Cuellar, JD
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (University of Texas at El Paso)Juris Doctorate (Washburn University School of Law)
500 E. San Antonio St., El Paso, Texas
After class and by appointment
August 15 - October 9, 2011
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each learner in discussion to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will write an essay comparing and contrasting the approaches to criminal procedure by the U.S. Supreme Court under both Chief Justices Earl Warren and William Rehnquist. The essay should focus on their significant decisions and the effects they had on the balance between social order maintenance and individual liberties. The essay should address the effects of the Supreme Court’s decisions on law enforcement in the United States. Discuss the Supreme Court’s current approach to balancing civil liberties against public order maintenance.
The essay must include:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final is not a take home exam.
The final is not open-book or open- note.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work will or missed exams will not be accepted, unless you have my prior approval.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Topics to be Covered
Syllabus Review and Ch. 1: Individual Rights
under the U.S. Constitution
Ch. 2: Criminal courts, Pretrial processes, and
Ch. 3: Exclusionary Rule, Probable Cause,
Privacy, and Reasonableness
Ch. 4: Criminal Investigatory Search Warrants
Ch. 5: Admin. and Special Needs Searches and
Ch. 6: Arrest
Ch. 7: Stop and Frisk
Ch. 8: Searches Incident to Arrest and
Ch. 9: Consent Searches
Ch. 10: The Plain View Doctrine
Ch. 11: Search and Seizure of Vehicles and
Ch. 12: Open Fields and Abandoned Property
Ch. 13: Interrogation, Confessions, and
Ch. 14: Pretrial Visual Identification
Core Assessment (NO IN-CLASS MEETING)
Core Assessment Due via eCompanion by
Oct. 2 at 11:59PM
Review for Final Exam
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Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss and brief the cases located at the end of each chapter.
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