• Police Requirements for Certain Tasks
    Explain what would be required of police to do the following: • Search a home suspected of containing marijuana: If the police suspect that a home contains marijuana, they must first obtain a search warrant under the Fourth Amendment, unless there are exigent circumstances such as destruction of...
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  • Sample Search Warrant
    dwelling engaged in activity that appeared to the officers as smoking marijuana. They also witnessed Mr. Blake hand over a small plastic baggie filled with suspected cocaine to another occupant. The officers were granted access to the home by Mr. Smith and noticed what appeared to be a shotgun between the...
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  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure
    or effect? Did the police activity constitute a search and/or seizure Was the search and/or seizure reasonable or unreasonable? Did the police have adequate grounds to conduct the search and/or seizure? Did the police act on the basis of a search warrant and/or arrest warrant? If yes to previous...
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  • Midterm review
    the court ruled in a particular way. Rochin v. California Year: 1952 Facts 3 deputy sheriffs of the county of Los Angeles go into Rochin’s home after obtaining potential information that he was selling narcotics They found him on the second floor, where he then swallows two capsules. The deputies...
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  • Shfghsjsftusu
    ould canabies be illiegal For the past year cannabis (marijuana, blow, dope) has frequently been in the news headlines in the UK, and it was recently announced that the legal status of the drug is to be reviewed. This may come as welcome news to the many people who use the drug either for medicinal...
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  • Miranda Fact Pattern Analysis
    Miranda v. Arizona and subsequent rulings apply. Four police officers storm an apartment of a suspected drug trafficker with a history of illegal firearm possession. The officers, exercising a valid search warrant, conduct a quick sweep of the apartment to account for all individuals inside, discovering...
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  • Marijuana Trafficking
    Marijuana Trafficking in the United States By: Amber McDougalle English Comp. II Prof. Plummer August 27, 2012 Over the past 25 years the amount of marijuana that is seized in the United States has been rising. The rising amount of marijuana being seized is a big result of the amount of marijuana...
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  • Cases in Canadian Law
    accusations made against him. The appellant submitted documentary evidence that indicates that Sri Lankan authorities have routinely tortured and killed suspected members of LTTE. Section 7 of the Charter includes the guarantee that all people have the "'right to life, liberty and security'" (Suresh). In handing...
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  • Crim Outline
    he sought to overturn his conviction on collateral reiew based upon the prosecutor’s exclusion of blacks from the jury. ARREST; PROBABLE CAUSE; SEARCH WARRANTS I. General Principles A. Fourth Amendment: “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable...
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  • Danny Kyllo
    used a thermal imaging device to scan the home of Danny Lee Kyllo of Florence, OR. The device was known specifically as an Agema Thermovision 210 imager, which detected various levels of radiating heat. The two agents had suspected Kyllo of growing marijuana in his portion of the triplex he lived in...
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  • Philippine Cases
    persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures of whatever nature and for any purpose shall not be violated, and no search warrant or warrant of arrest shall issue except upon probable cause to be determined by the judge, or such other responsible officer as may be authorized...
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  • Argumentative Essay
     WRIT 122 MW 6/18/12 Should Our Homes Be Scanned? The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution values privacy in the home, and protects our citizens’ privacy from unlawful search and seizure. The recent use of thermal imaging and the ways it could be used to invade the average citizen's...
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  • Physical Evidence
    ............................................................................................................................8-2 Conduct a Detailed Search ...............................................................................................................................8-3 Vehicle Examinations...
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  • Did the government go too far
    DLK was suspected of growing marijuana inside of his home. Agents used a thermal imager to scan DLK’s residence form the outside. The results indicated heat, just like the kind that is generated by special lights used for growing marijuana indoors. Constructed by the scan, a judge issued a search warrant...
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    drugs and weapons on American school campuses, teachers, administrators and other school officials have, of necessity, stepped up their efforts to search lockers, other school property and, sometimes, students themselves. Disputed searches are regularly challenged in state courts, and a few, most notably...
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  • When Law Enforcement Fails to Respect Privacy, They Fail to Protect Society
    on. A Fourth Amendment search is defined by two questions. Does a person expect their activity to remain private? Is that expectation of privacy reasonable and acceptable by society? A search is a Fourth Amendment search if these answers are, yes. A Fourth Amendment search may not be done unless...
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  • Thermal Imaging Essay
    The case involved a Mr. Smith whos house was suspicious of growing marijuana. The police used thermal technology to scan Mr. smiths house where they found high amounts of heat. The police then got a search warrant and found marijuana growing in his house. Smith was then arrested and entered a conditional...
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  • Analysis and Application-Police Encounters with Suspects and Evidence
    and Evidence David Green CJ227: Criminal Procedure Prof: Kurt Austin Zimmer May 29, 2012 As long as there are people who engage in suspected criminal activity, there will always be the police with whom they will have an encounter. Good, bad or indifferent there will always be these questions...
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  • The Rules of Law Enforcement
    detectives enough probable cause to search the suspect. Probable cause is reasonable grounds to believe the existence of facts warranting certain actions, such as a search or arrest of a person. (p 164, ¶ 1). The detectives had reasonable grounds to stop the person and search as a suspect based on the fact...
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  • Right to Basic Privacy
    action, and •A person's expectation of privacy with respect to his or her car is lower than the expectation of privacy with respect to his or her home. (Unlawful Vehicle Searches & Seizures , 2012) Despite some questionable circumstances, Officer Smith did have probable cause to pull the vehicle over...
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