CJS 220 Week 3 Due Process Assignment

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Running head: Due process Due Process Brian C. Kennedy University of Phoenix CJS220 Steven Weber 17 June 2014 1
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Due Process Abstract The United States Constitution through it use of amendments is relatively clear in stating that all citizens should enjoy the right to due process of law. It has been the task of the Judiciary in the last two hundred thirty plus years to define that as it relates to criminal law. Due Process refers to the rights of the accused in that the fundamental principle of innocence before proof of guilt is adhered to. Specifically, the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments address varying facets of this idea of due process. Fourth Amendment The Fourth Amendment, known as the search and seizure amendment refers to the fact that probable cause and warrants must be obtained when violating a person’s freedom, liberty or privacy. Known as “the Exclusionary Rule”, the more well known Mapp v. Ohio decision addressed that evidence obtained in violation of a person’s privacy
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