Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and explain the three reasons the U.S. Constitution plays a much larger role in criminal law today than in the past.
  2. Describe the most significant constitutional rights that apply to criminal law.
  3. Describe the three levels of review under the equal protection clause and identify the classifications that fall under each.
  4. Identify the three rights found in the Eighth Amendment.
  5. Define the exclusionary rule and identify its constitutional source and the case where it was incorporated.
  6. Define new judicial federalism and provide one example of it in action.