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Spring 2014
5297 The Wire - BRALEY- 24340

Professor(s): Tim Braley (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Constitutional and Criminal Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  W  Location: BLB-144 

Course Outline: This course explores advanced criminal procedure concepts and policy issues raised by David Simon's critically acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire.” Among the topics explored, will be the use of electronic surveillance in law enforcement and the policy and constitutional implications of its use with and without judicial approval, confessions, profiling, charging and disposition of criminal cases, honesty and accountability of law enforcement, the war on drugs, and the distribution of resources in the criminal justice system. In addition to class participation, grades will be determined based on a paper that students will be responsible for drafting and submitting at the end of the semester. Before enrolling in this course, please be advised that “The Wire” contains a considerable amount of violence and offensive language, and this course will require you to watch the first two seasons of the show in advance of the first class.

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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