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LAWE 2680 - Evidence & Criminal Procedures

Credit Hours: 4.00

Prerequisites: None

Principles, duties, and mechanics of criminal procedure as applied to important areas of arrest, force, and search and seizure.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to learn the principles, duties and mechanics of criminal procedure as applied to important areas of arrest, force, and search and seizure.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. List the steps taken to update a given appellate case.
  2. List the steps taken to update various Michigan statutes.
  3. Define Shepardizing.
  4. Explain in detail how to Shepardize a given case, including the steps taken to complete such a task.
  5. Explain how to locate a given statute by assigned topic.
  6. Explain how to locate a given statute by either a Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated or a Michigan Statues Annotated citation.
  7. Explain how to cross reference from an M.S.A. number to an M.C.L.A. number.
  8. Explain how to locate specific statues in the new Public Acts materials.
  9. Explain how to locate an M.S.A. number or an M.C.L.A. number from the Public Acts numbers.
  10. List the various reference materials that may possibly be found in addition to specific statutes in the M.S.A. and M.C.L.A. materials.
  11. Explain how to locate a given appellate case when presented with only a name and date.
  12. Explain how to use the advanced sheets for Michigan Court of Appeals cases and Michigan Supreme Court cases.
  13. Explain the various reference encyclopedias that are available to Macomb students.
  14. List the benefits to a Criminal Procedures student in using the Criminal Law Reporter.
  15. Explain how to use the Criminal Law Reporter.
  16. Explain how to locate materials in the Michigan Digest.
  17. Define what is meant by West’s Key-Numbering System.
  18. Explain the use of the key-numbering system.
  19. Explain the difference between a statute and a constitutional amendment.
  20. Explain how to locate a given Michigan constitutional amendment.
  21. Explain how to locate a given United States constitutional amendment.
  22. Explain how to update various constitutional amendments.

  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. The Federal System
    1. The U.S. Supreme Court
    2. The Federal Constitution
  2. Due Process
    1. Leading Cases
  3. Search and Seizure
    1. Search Warrants
    2. Searches Incident to Arrest
    3. Inventory Searches
    4. Consent Searches
    5. Motor Vehicle Searches
    6. Exigent Circumstances
    7. Protections of Fourth Amendment
  4. Right to Counsel
    1. Leading Cases
  5. The Defense of Entrapment
    1. Leading Cases
  6. The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination
    1. Leading Cases
  7. Preliminary Examinations
    1. Leading Cases
  8. The Right to a Speedy Trial
    1. Leading Cases
  9. Plea Bargaining
    1. Leading Cases
  10. Double Jeopardy
    1. Leading Cases
  11. Exclusionary Rule
    1. Leading Cases
  12. Michigan Rules of Evidence

Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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