legal studies final paper outline

legal studies final paper outline - Legal Studies Thesis:...

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Legal Studies Thesis: Law can often be double edged, therefore although it may seem to be on the side of the people, it truly benefits the larger infrastructures that be, therefore making social change a harder goal to achieve. Source 1: 4 th amendment, guarding against unreasonable searches and seizures. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated Police use their disgression o Reality of work: Police officers need to be flexible depending on situation Necessary feature of policing work but can lead to abuse of power Guidelines for what can and can’t be done when dealing with people o Unreasonable action No particular ground for suspicion Need a suspicion in case o Fruit from poisonous tree in court If form of evidence is gathered but tainted, illegally found, then it cannot be used in court Herman Goldstein “Naïve assumption that the police enforce all of the laws all the time is so strong among legislates, elected officials, courts and regular people. Generally make themselves vulnerable to the charge that they are acting improperly to the charge that they are acting improperly in exercising discretion” Police use their discretion when in charge, but can be biased in some situations Sodamy used against homosexuals. o Who do you arrest and where do you allocate police resources Terry V Ohio o A group of men who were acting suspicious walking back and forth outside of a store are approached by an officer who is out of uniform o Police officer patted down outer clothing, and found revolvers
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course LEGAL 250 taught by Professor Holmes during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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