CRJ 306 week 3 discussion 1.docx - CRJ 306-week 3 discussion 1 Define and evaluate both significant legal terms and utilize pertinent U.S Supreme Court

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CRJ 306-week 3 discussion 1 Define and evaluate both significant legal terms and utilize pertinent U.S. Supreme Court opinions to justify your answers. Probable cause" means reasonably reliable information to suspect there is a "fair probability" that a person has committed a crime, or that a search will reveal contraband or evidence. "Reasonable suspicion" is a strong suspicion, even if based on less information of a less-reliable nature, that a person is involved in criminal activity or may be armed and dangerous (Rutledge 2011). Probable cause and reasonable suspicion involve a two-step process. First, a court must identify all of the relevant historical facts known to the officer at the time of the stop or search; and second, it must decide whether, under a standard of objective reasonableness, those facts would give rise to a reasonable suspicion justifying a stop or probable cause to search (Ornelas and Ornelas Ledesma 1996). For example, if an officer says he has to search your house because he
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  • Spring '10
  • Dr.SaraRogers
  • criminal law, Supreme Court of the United States

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