Search and seizure law

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Categorize the grounds for search authority and the scope and intensity of search activity authorized for each of the various searches discussed in this module; namely, (1) searches under the authority of a warrant, (2) consent searches, (3) searches incident to a lawful custodial arrest, and (4) exigent circumstances searched.  With these in mind, what is your opinion of the Riley v California (2014) case?

Describe the four locations mentioned in the Fourth Amendment as having “constitutional protection”? Explain your opinions about these areas and whether other locations should be added to the Amendment.

What is necessary in order for a police officer to have authority to conduct a Terry weapons frisk? What is the permissible scope of this search? What is the permissible intensity? When, if ever, may police seize items other than weapons discovered during a limited weapons search?

Describe three things an officer’s affidavit must have in order to establish support in a finding of probable cause for the issuance of a search warrant.  Then, research the police search powers for another western-style democracy and compare/contrast them with police in the United States.

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