Reasonable Suspicion v. probable cause
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“Reasonable suspicion is the legal standard by which a police officer has the right to briefly detain a suspect for investigatory purposes and frisk the outside of their clothing for weapons” (Silverman, 2009). It is difficult for the crime investigating officers to gather… In this case, the police officer has reasonable evidences to justify his action.…
Difference between Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause
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Running header: THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED The rights of the accused: Understanding the right to trial, warrant requirements and the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause Fill in Your name here Class title here here August 19, 2011 The rights of the accused: Understanding the right to trial, warrant requirements and the difference between reasonable suspicion and probable cause Abstract: According to Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution the judicial power of the federal courts is quite limited.…
That feeling of being under suspicion, You can't fight terrorism with racism
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Name Professor Date Class Reaction on two articles about racism and terrorism The articles written by Varadarajan and King are both interesting for they present good arguments with a different perspective. Varadarajan’s article is about being a suspect simply because his physical profile resembles that of a Muslim.Indeed, only a good anthropologist could see the difference between a Muslim or an Indian.…
The Founding Fathers Suspicion
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The United States has a government for the people and by the people. Our founding fathers saw the government as a representative type of government rather than a government ruled by the people through a direct democracy. James Madison wrote in the Federalist No.… During the 1700’s and 1800’s, people’s revolution was inherent and countries like the United…
English Literature: Contemporary British Fiction - The rise in memory-fiction matches a rise in the suspicion of 'official histories'
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Holocaust as a par excellence injuring event got the present importance only at the end of 1970th years. After during a quarter of century this topic was not preferred, at the end of 1960 in Germany this theme became popular first of all in connection with such events as Euqman process in Jerusalem.… This is quite natural and understandable as histories are…
In his final inaugural address, President Roosevelt said: We can gain no lasting peace if we approach [the USSR] with suspicion
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Should the USSR be approached without suspicion and mistrust? President Roosevelt, in his final inaugural address, said, “We can gain no lasting peace if we approach [the USSR] with suspicion and mistrust - or with fear” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”). The suspicion and mistrust for the USSR and the developing as well as the underdeveloped countries has historically caused America to involve herself in a lot of wars at different points in time.…
In his final inaugural address, President Roosevelt said: We can gain no lasting peace if we approach [the USSR] with suspicion and mistrust - or with fear. Discuss the Cold War (or selected episodes) to analyze whether he was right
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President Roosevelt, in his final inaugural address, said, “We can gain no lasting peace if we approach [the USSR] with suspicion and mistrust - or with fear” (“Franklin D. Roosevelt”). The suspicion and mistrust for the USSR and the developing as well as the… Although this statement was made as part of his final inaugural address on 20 January 1945 in context…
A very old man with enormous wings. Does the way the old man is treated have anything to do with the way our society treats foreigners
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The society reacts differently to foreigners and has varied and vast views towards people that are considered outsiders. Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents… The society in general is very curious with strangers and due to suspicion; they normally consult each other over strangers. Pelayo and his wife Elisenda call the expert, a neighbor woman who is well vast…
Essay 1 Cause and Effect
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The society reacts differently to foreigners and has varied and vast views towards people that are considered outsiders. Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents… The society in general is very curious with strangers and due to suspicion; they normally consult each other over strangers. Pelayo and his wife Elisenda call the expert, a neighbor woman who is well vast…
Book Review about the book First Shot by Walter Sorrells
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“First shot” by Walter Sorrells is a story that depicts a murder mystery as the main character, David Crandall seeks to unfold the truth behind the main constrain that he is facing. Two years before the incidences, he had lost his mother and had spent time living with his… The book tells of David’s attempt to prove the true murderer of his mother who had been…
14th Amendment
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The fourteenth amendment clearly states that every person should be considered innocent until and unless he or she is proven guilty in the light of compelling evidence or confession. The usual interpretation argues that a person cannot be identified as a suspect without… Suspicion is confirmed by the use of measures like retention or torture. Additionally, the…
The Sixth Amendment
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The largest amount of judicial power resting in the hands of the individual states as per the Constitution itself, in quoting the Constitution itself,… States, Citizens or Subjects.” (Article III, 1791) However, according to Article I, Section 8 we notice that Congress is given very broad powers with regards to lawmaking specifically when providing for the…
STOPS AND FRISKS
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Police stop involves a less invasive arrest of an individual whereas a frisk entails a restricted search on an individual stopped by the law enforcing officers. Law enforcement officers carry out stops by temporary detaining and questioning the stopped individual on grounds of… The Fourth Amendment permits the law enforcement officers to protect themselves and…
Constitutional Law: Arrest
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Even in the absence of wrongdoing, a law enforcement officer may approach someone and initiate a conversation with him, and the constitution will still not have been violated. This is as long as an individual remains free to end the discussion and walk away. As long as the… In order for an arrest to be made, there has to be a probable cause, or an arrest…
Criminal Procedures Seminar - Week 2
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Police cannot force a non-willing citizen to participate in a police encounter. Only when there is reasonable suspicion that a police officer may imply that a citizen has no option but to stop. Police… The contact is only consensual if a citizen voluntarily stops to communicate with a law enforcer. For instance, traffic stops do not require a suspicion to…
Special Needs Rule
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However, what is clear in the law, especially the fourth amendment is that all searches done by a government agent has to be reasonable. While the courts have the obligation… In the case of a student who requires to be searched, the authority directly involved is the school officials, and therefore should be directly involved in the search. A clear example is…
Stop & Frisk: A Racial Bias
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It is a societal concern and deserve attention. Some label it as racial or ethnic profiling. This refers to the discriminatory practise by the… top on the road for minor traffic offenses (jokingly known as driving while black or brown).Or the use of ethnic origin to determine which group of pedestrians to search for illegal goods. This paper tries to…
History and Political Science
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Name Professor Class Date History and Political Science Explain at what point a person is considered “under arrest.” => Technically, a person is considered under arrest once the Miranda warming is given to the person being arrested. This is because if the person is just under temporary detention or “stop,” no Miranda warning is required (Harr, Hess, and Orthmann 240).…
5th and 6th Amendment
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Reasonable suspicion and probable cause are two different standards of what is essentially the same thing; lawful inquiry into the actions of individual citizens. These are considered under the Fourth Amendment, which, “since it turns upon a reasonableness determination,… This is why a police officer does not need a warrant when, in the course of a traffic…
List, describe, and explain the rules regarding consent searches under the Fourth Amendment. Provide case examples that illuminate the rules
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This implies police officers can only act based on reasonable suspicion, probable cause, and an official search warrant, otherwise they would be collecting illegal… Government agents may circumvent official warrants if by doing so they would prevent a crime from happening or a criminal escaping. In Terry v. Ohio (1968), a law enforcement officer spotted three…
One Legal Stop
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Facts. During a routine patrol after a robbery, two police detectives observe four men loitering beside a vehicle in an area of predominately abandoned apartment buildings which are located in a high-crime area. Upon seeing the officers, the men quickly move to their car and drive off.… Subsequent questioning reveals that the subjects are offering conflicting…
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The adoption of for the implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), was deemed feasible as it would ensure tax payers… Welfare recipients should not be required to take a drug test as it is a violation of their privacy, irrelevant and a waste of taxpayers’ money. Welfare was designed to help the…
BUS law
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Pat Down Procedure and Standard Arizona v. Johnson was a court case that arose out of the issue of warranted and unwarranted pat downs during traffic stops. The Arizona Court of Appeal held that although the police Officer, Maria Trevizo, had reasonable cause to conduct a frisk on Lemon Johnson, the cause ceased to exist when it emerged that she questioned him on issues unrelated to the traffic violation.…
Stop and Frisk
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On April 19, 2002, Lemon Johnson and his friends were stopped by Maria Trevizo, a police officer, and two other officers for mandatory license suspension. Trevizo saw Johnson, who was in the back seat, look back at the officers and talk to his companions seated up front. The… The trial court found him guilty of possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor…
NY stop and frisk policy
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Institution Instructor Date New York City stop-and-frisk policy The criminal procedure law in the New York City (section 140.50) provides for the empowerment of police officers to stop and frisk pedestrians based on suspicion. The police department in the city observes the programs of ‘stop-question-and-frisk’ through which thousands of the pedestrians are annually frisked for weapons as well as other contraband.…
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