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The Pros And Cons Of Search And Amendments

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The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution states as follows: “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, U.S. Constitution). This amendment was set in place to protect society from unlawful police practices.
This is a clearly written amendment until we reach the warrant clause of the amendment, and this is where a great quantity of legal litigation has transpired. The interpretation of probable cause has been argued in many United States Supreme Court cases over the years, which consequently, provides more clarity to the question of what constitutes “probable cause”, as well as “reasonable suspicion”. This topic is extremely important because it examines the finely drawn line between the privacy of the individual and the efficiency of the law.
Search and seizure is a critical part of the law enforcement officer’s position and is essential for locating evidence, but at the same time, must provide a sense of security for the officers should, or when, they initiate a search. Within the confines of this research analysis, only one of multiple types of searches will be focused on to exemplify the problem and that is the searches of individuals by law
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