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individual’s rights. According to Cornell Law (n.d.) the decision made in the court case Mapp v. Ohio established that the exclusionary rules does apply to evidence that has been gained from an illegal search. In this case a police officer was searching for a fugitive and entered the home of Dollree Mapp and found her in possession of obscene materials. Her conviction was eventually overruled due to the fact that the evidence obtained against her was gathered through an illegal search and therefore a violation of her Fourth Amendment (Mapp v. Ohio, n.d.). There are a couple of exceptions to this rule which can include the good faith exception and the fact that this rule does not apply in civil cases. Good Faith Exception Despite the fact that some of the rules and procedures of the criminal justice system may be broken. Sometimes it is possible that they are broken by accident, at the end of the day police 2
Good Faith Exception & The Exclusionary Rule officers are all human and nobody is perfect. The good faith exception to the exclusionary rule was created for situations where if a police officer had a reasonable, good faith belief that they were acting and following the proper rules and procedures such as following a warrant that was