Criminal Investigations in a Digital Age
Course Number: 6936 Credits: 2
This seminar will explore the interplay between the existence of ever-more-complex-and-interrelated data and devices and the current legal framework for federal criminal investigations. It will cover the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (as amended), the Fourth Amendment, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Department of Justice policy. The seminar will involve in-depth statutory analysis as well as discussion of the practical and legal implications of conducting criminal investigations at the intersection of existing rules and emerging technologies. This seminar provides an opportunity to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.