|(2 cr.) This course will broadly examine the rights of
individuals under investigation and prosecution in
continental and common law jurisdictions, with
emphasis on the United States and Ireland and on
the historical roots of some present day rules. We
will examine individual rights involving police
investigation (search and seizure of evidence,
interrogation, and arrest) and criminal trial (the
right to counsel, the right to a jury, evidentiary
constraints, and sentencing). We will also discuss
the special challenges posed by the threat of
terrorism. Our main text will be Stephen C.
Thaman, Comparative Criminal Procedure: A
Casebook Approach (Carolina Academic Press 2d ed.
2008), with substantial supplemental and online