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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Search and Seizure (CRM-102)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the search and seizure limitations under the Fourth Amendment, including selected case law; determine where a reasonable expectation of privacy exists and whether it exists in a given case; ensure that all of the prerequisites for a valid search warrant are satisfied; determine whether an exception to the warrant requirement applies; and apply the Fourth Amendment rules to digital information and digital searches.


The Search and Seizure course looks at the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures and its warrant requirement. It covers the Constitutional warrant requirement and the exceptions to the warrant requirement. The course also provides in-depth coverage of where a “reasonable expectation of privacy” applies, thereby implicating the Fourth Amendment. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, or Administration of Justice (6/21).