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1Running Head: Good Faith Exception and The Exclusionary RuleGood Faith Exception and The Exclusionary RuleGCU: JUS-441, Derrick JonesFebruary 12, 2021
2Running Head: Good Faith Exception and The Exclusionary RuleThe United States Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land in the United States, containing amendments that give the people rights. The Fourth Amendment is the amendment that protects the people from unlawful searches and seizures of their property. The exclusionary rule is a judicially created rule that does not allow the use of evidence that is illegally obtained during a criminal prosecution of an individual who experienced their rights being violated by lawenforcement officers in obtaining the evidence (Sched, J., II. 2014). This rule has its own exceptions when it comes to certain specifics of cases. One of those exceptions is the good-faith exception, which cars any use of evidence that was obtained by a search warrant found to be invalid. By explaining the purpose and scope of the exclusionary rule, explaining the purpose of the good faith exception of the exclusionary rule and discussing whether the good faith exceptiondoes provide an open door to any abuse of the exclusionary rule or if it is a reasonable exception,this paper will provide a better understanding. Purpose and Scope of the Exclusionary RuleThe exclusionary rule is a judicial doctrine that prohibits the use of any evidence to be brought in a criminal trial if the evidence was obtained within violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights (Scheb, 2014). In 1914, the U.S. Supreme Court had announced a version of the exclusionary rule, because of the case of Weeks v. United States. At this time the rule was

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