Discussion - 2 hours. What are the expectations and roles of the police in a democratic society? We need order maintenance and crime control, but to assume these tasks the police sometimes intrude upon interests considered fundamental to free societies. How should courts and lawmakers respond to these challenges? This seminar examines this basic tension by referring to various topics that may include undercover policing, the use of new technologies, and private policing, as well through an examination of police organization and culture. Satisfactory completion of the course requires engaged class discussion and two legal memoranda.
Class Limit: 12 students
Prerequisite: 227A Criminal Procedure is recommended.
Final Assessment: Take-home examination