Criminal Justice Homework
Book del Carmen, R. V. Criminal Procedure: Law and Practice, 9th Ed., Cengage
- When is a stop valid? What is its purpose?
- When is a frisk valid? What is its purpose?
- “An officer who makes a valid stop can automatically conduct a valid frisk.” Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer.
- What is reasonable suspicion? How does it differ from probable cause?
- Are the terms seizure and arrest similar or different? Justify your answer and give examples.
- What is the proper legal test to determine whether a person has been seized under the Fourth Amendment and therefore is entitled to constitutional protection?
- Assume you are a police officer who is detaining a suspect. What standard will you use to determine if the detention is still a valid detention or if it has turned into an arrest?
- Identify the four elements of an arrest, and then give an example of each element.