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Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
Week 1 Individual Work
1. Identify six key characteristics of the U.S. Constitution.
(1) Constitutions are a higher form of law that speak with a political authority that no
Stop and Frisk Brief
The defendant William Wardlow was stopped and frisked after looking at two police
officers and then running from them in an area known for drugs and trafficking. The defendant
was acting nervous
Criminal Procedural and the Constitution
I chose the case of Florida v. Powell. The specific aspect of Miranda that this case
addressed was that this particular defendant was unaware that he had a righ
Question 1: The Fourth Amendment protects abandoned property.
Question 2: The open fields doctrine protects land from intrusion where owners have put up "no
Question 3: A habeas corpus proceeding is not a separate proceedin
1. Question: A suspect's race alone cannot constitute reasonable suspicion for police action.
Question 2: Police officers can automatically frisk all citizens they stop.
Question 3: Victims and witnesses are the source of most hearsay informati
1. Question: Frustration with the amount of time and effort it can take to get a warrant often tempts
police to avoid the Fourth Amendment's warrant requirement.
Question 2: Special-needs searches can never result in prosecution and conviction.