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Chapter 7 vocab

Chapter 7 vocab - on the fingertips at the time of their...

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Chapter 7 Kyllo v. United States (2001) Law enforcement officials cannot examine a home with a thermal-imaging device unless they obtain a warrant. Tennessee v. Garner (1985) Deadly force may not be used against an unarmed and fleeing suspect unless necessary to prevent the escape and unless the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious injury to the officers and others. internal affairs unit A branch of a police department that receives and investigates complaints alleging violations of rules and policies on the part of officers. latent fingerprints Impressions from the ridges on the fingertips that are left behind on objects due to natural secretions from the skin or contaminating materials, such as ink, blood, or dirt, that were present
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Unformatted text preview: on the fingertips at the time of their contact with the objects. law enforcement intelligence Information, collected and analyzed by law enforcement officials, concerning criminal activities and organizations, such as gangs, drug traffickers, and organized crime. less-lethal weapons Weapons such as pepper spray and air-fired beanbags or nets that intend to incapacitate a suspect without inflicting serious injuries. USA Patriot Act A federal statute passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that broadens government authority to conduct searches and wiretaps and that expands the definitions of crimes involving terrorism....
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