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Fourth Amendment To The United States Constitution

"The United States Constitution is a healthy document which still serves our nation exceptionally well and does not need drastic change or revision." Since June twenty first of 1788, when the United States Constitution was ratified in Washington D.C. it has been considered The Law of the Land. Ever since that date, we have followed those rules as the Federal law and overall “ruling” of our lives. For almost two hundred twenty four years, this has been what our country has been following to this...

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Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

What is the 4th Amendment? The 4th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. What are some concerns a crime scene investigator or detective should be aware of? Some concerns a crime scene investigator should be aware of include paying attention to details and watching their surroundings. Photography everything because you can never have too many photos,...

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The History and Significance of the Fourth Amendment

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution (4) A search as described in the Constitution is defined as when...

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The Fourth Amendment: New Jersey vs. T.L.O.

The Fourth Amendment to the constitution protects United States citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. Our forefathers recognized the harm and abuses that occurred in the colonies to innocent people by the British, and they made sure to write protections into the U.S. Constitution. Fearing the police state that any nation has the potential to become and recognizing that freedom and liberty is meaningless when victimization by the police is a real and foreboding threat the Fourth Amendment...

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United States Constitution and Dwight Dexter Case

The Supreme Court of the United States Dexter (Petitioner) v. Michigan State Prosecutor (Respondent) On Writ of Certiorari To the Supreme Court of the United States BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF THE Criminal Bar Association In Support of Petitioner Dwight Dexter’s rights were not upheld in criminal justice system. Sheriff Dodd had searched Dwight’s car without a warrant or consent, violating Dwight's protection from search and seizure stated in the Fourth Amendment. In addition to this, Randolph...

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Policing and the Constitution

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution states: Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause. This amendment impacts law enforcement because police need a warrant to make arrests and searches. This is not applicable if the officer has first-hand knowledge of an event and the evidence is likely to be destroyed or the subject will abscond if time is taken to get a warrant. If a warrantless search is made by the police...

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Fernandez V. California: Fourth Amendment Upheld?

Fernandez v. California: Fourth Amendment Upheld? POL 303 August 4, 2013   The Merit case of Fernandez v. California is seeking to determine whether the Constitutional rights of Walter Fernandez were violated under the 4th Amendment when law enforcement conducted a search of his residence upon obtaining consent from his girlfriend, who was also a resident, after Fernandez was taken into custody (and had stated his objections to the search while at the scene). In Georgia v. Randolph (2006)...

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Amendments and East Side Riva Gang

soomro@yahoo.com Amendments And The East Side Riva Gang. The United States Constitution declares the Amendments that of which apply to anyone that is present in the United States, citizen or a non-citizen. The preamble, or an introduction given to the people, by the founding fathers of the United States was meant to lay an outline for the Amendments. One can interpret the preamble as a reason why the Amendments exist and why they are still being commonly used in the United States. The Amendments...

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Searches: Crime and United States

When the police use searches or surveillance techniques that raises Fourth Amendment concerns and initial question that must be answered is: Did the person claiming the protection of the Fourth Amendment have a reasonable expectation of privacy that was invaded by the police actions? Consider the following examples and explain whether you think the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. A person who is a short-term guest at a friend's home objects to a warrantless entry by the police into...

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Fourth Amendment Essay

Fourth Amendment Ashley J. Peterson Constitutional Law Steve Areges Kaplan University 1/13/2010 Fourth Amendment The Fourth Amendment is important not only to the citizens but for our law enforcement as well. The Fourth Amendment is still evolving today, as common and statutory laws change so does our Fourth Amendment. This amendment has come a long way and will continue to serve us in our best interests for as long as we live, whether we agree of disagree. “The right of the people...

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