2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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POL406: The Fourth Amendment: Search & Seizure

3 Credit(s)
Fulfills Core Requirement in Social Sciences
Citizens and justice system professionals alike need to understand the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.  This amendment provides citizens vital protection against an overly intrusive government.  We will study the intellectual and legal roots of the Fourth Amendment and its development at the Federal and State level.  By studying US Supreme Court cases, we will consider what it permits and forbids and why.  We will then turn to recent controversies regarding racial profiling, NSA wiretapping, the Surveillance State and the War on Terror.
Theme: Defining the American Experience