Criminal Justice 101

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I Criminal Justice 101 Unit 3 IP


In this paper, a senior federal agent has been assigned as the division training officer, who is responsible for providing and coordinating training for divisional agents and the local police officers that have been assigned to work on a federal task force. I am assisting in the preparation of the curriculum for an upcoming two week program, which will focus on various types of searches authorized by federal law, and what is legally necessary to support these searches. Also, the process by which a search warrant is sought and issued pertaining to
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Under the fourth amendment, Police do not need a warrant for a search if probable cause is there. (Schmalleger, 2012).The search and seizure are made under the reasonable cause. For instance, For example, A police officer makes a routine traffic stop of a vehicle to site the driver for speeding and smells alcohol when he talks with the driver, then the officer has probable cause to search the vehicle for more illegal things without a warrant (Schmalleger, 2012)
The officers have the right to search in the case of plain-view doctrine (Schmalleger, 2012). It can be understood with an example; if an officer goes to a doctor for assistance or medical help and during the process, he sees drugs; in this situation, he can legally forfeit him and make an arrest at the moment. The plain view doctrine applies under legal circumstances and in the places where the police officers have a valid right. All these searchers and reasons are persuasive and influential (Schmalleger, 2012).

Searches that require probable cause
Yes, all of the time a search warrant will require probable cause. Our important constitutional right The Fourth Amendment means that police cannot arrest or make search without probable cause. For example, the police cannot just come into a residence unless the proper documentation is in hand such as a search warrant signed by a judge. Or if they are in
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