Criminal Justice Homework


Criminal Justice Homework

Book del Carmen, R. V. Criminal Procedure: Law and Practice, 9th Ed., Cengage

Chapter 5

  1. When is a stop valid? What is its purpose?
  2. When is a frisk valid? What is its purpose?
  3. “An officer who makes a valid stop can automatically conduct a valid frisk.” Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer.
  4. What is reasonable suspicion? How does it differ from probable cause?

Chapter 6

  1. Are the terms seizure and arrest similar or different? Justify your answer and give examples.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. Identify the four elements of an arrest, and then give an example of each element.

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