`Lecture two The crominal Jstice System: Criminal Law and Constitutional Law Jeffery article Summary of lecture: Basic overview of the cromonal process, crominal law, including contrasts with civil law Theoretic
Important Supreme Court Cases
- Gideon vs. Wainwright (1963): Right to counsel affirmed overturned Betts v. Brady (1942).
Reason: Lawyers were a fundamental right; a mechanism that is necessary for a fair trial
- Betts v. Brady (1942): Right to counsel de
4th Estate and the Law
It is borderline malpractice to put a witness on a stand without being prepared by the prosecutor
Why some cases are high-profile:
-Hot issues, such as gay marriage
As information is more accessible to j
POLITICS OF (LOCAL) CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Lecture Three: Constitutional Law, Exclusionary Rule &
January 24, 2012
Professors George B. Newhouse, Jr.
& William F. Fahey
Who is this man & what role did he play with
respect to the development
Office of Independent Review
- Lieutenants are more likely to believe officers than complainants esp. if complainant has a
- Can police be trusted to police themselves?
- Disciplinary action against police officers requires "PREPONDERANCE
Trends of Violent Crime in America:
Who gathers, analyzes and publishes this data?
FBI, police, DOJ
Change in rate of violent crime:
Past 10 years: Steady decline
Past 25 years: Overall decline, but spikes along the way (Serious violent crime peak in 1993
POSC 432 FINAL REVIEW
Essay: 4-5 pages typed and e-mailed by May 10 at 5 PM
- Myth #1 of CJ: Presumption of Innocence. There is actually a Presumption of Guilt.
- Myth #2: Primary Value of the CJ is Truth. Acquittal does not equal "innocence." Acquittal
U.S. Attorney Birotte
- Went to Pepperdine Law School after a B.S. at Tufts University
- Assistant U.S. Attorney after being a public defender
- Did civil litigation
- Inspector general of LAPD
- 94 U.S. Attorney officers
- Represent U.S. for both civil a