Chapter 9 Assignment NO PLAGARISM PROFESSOR USES TURNITIN


Answer each question thoroughly. 

1. Distinguish between probable cause and reasonable suspicion in light of the Fourth Amendment.

Answer should include the following points:

  • Probable cause: that standard or amount of evidence necessary to affect the arrest of an individual or that induces the belief in the minds of a reasonable officer that the accused probably committed a crime
  • Reasonable suspicion: a standard which is less than probable cause, but one which is sufficient to authorize an investigative detention

2. Discuss in what circumstances warrantless searches are permitted.

Answer should include the following points:

  • Consent
  • Exigent circumstances and emergency situations
  • Incident to arrest
  • Plain view
  • Border searches
  • Other warrantless searches

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