We completed Unit 2 and discussed various types of police encounters and searches. Also, we examined consensual encounters, stop and frisk, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause.
We completed Unit 2 and discussed various types of police encounters
Firstly, we completed Unit 2 and discussed various types of police encounters and searches. We examine consensual encounters, stop and frisk, reasonable suspicion, and probable cause.
Secondly, these law enforcement actions and legal terms have a dramatic effect on the admissibility of evidence and protection of people’s liberties.
Thirdly, there are particular moments during an encounter, search, and/or arrest that can determine whether the act was legal or a violation of someone’s rights.
Fourthly, understanding the legal parameters law enforcement and other government officials operate under is crucial for understanding when someone’s liberties are being infringe d upon.
Also, it helps us understand how the courts’ attempt to balance the need to protect people from criminals while maintaining the liberties afforded to everyone by the U.S. Constitution.
Now that you are at the end of this unit it is time to take a look back and reflect on the information presented and what you learned about it.
Completes an essay containing the following information:
1. Detail what constitutes a legal consensual encounter, stop & frisk, and the main elements of a search warrant.
2. Detail what constitutes a legal search under the plain view doctrine, search incident to an arrest, and consent searches. Include what areas can be search ed for each of the different types of searches.
3. Provide the definition of reasonable suspicion and probable cause, and provide an example of when each would be required. For example if we were discussing “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” you could say this is the standard required to find someone guilty at a trial.
Write a 500-650 word reflection of your understanding of the topics discussed in Unit 1. Prepare your response in proper APA/MLA format and submit by the due date for full credit.
Submit your paper in doc. or docx. Format as an attachment. Be advised that Canvas does not support “pages” documents and I cannot grade what I cannot open.
This assignment is worth 25 points. The following rubric will be used to grade your assignment.