Search And Seizure, Arrest And Interrogation

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Search and Seizure, Arrest and Interrogation
Ashley Acea
CJE 3110
Professor Toth
April 6, 2015

Introduction I will be taking you the reader through the crucial aspects of the criminal justice process; searches and seizures, arrest and interrogation. I will begin by discussing how the Fourth Amendment entails the citizens right against unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as how it is a critical aspect to policing, since it structures how police are to investigate a crime and the suspects who commit the crime. Stop and Frisk is another part to searching a suspect, the officer would have reasonable suspicion a crime has been committed, will be committed, or is about the be committed. I will then elaborate on the procedures officers endure also known as “Terry Stops” from the landmark case Terry v. Ohio. There’s a rule I will be discussing in detail, which is known as the exclusionary rule, which is one that put restriction on police power and evidence from searches and seizures. Another piece to this puzzle are warrants, any time an officer begins to search either persons or the premises they are required to obtain a warrant, these searches can be done either before an arrest or after. This goes as well as for arrest warrants officers must prove that there is probable cause that a criminal act has been committed, they may then arrest the individual. After an arrest has been completed they then are subject to interrogation, police are required to…

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