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NCJ Number: 115388 Find in a Library
Title: Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook
Author(s): J C Coleman
Corporate Author: South Carolina Educational Television Network
United States of America

South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Columbia, SC 29205
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These articles explain the case law underlying police procedures related to warrantless search of homes and details the procedures that police should use in conducting traffic stops when the risk of a violent response from the violator is unknown.
Abstract: Individual papers explain the issue of consent to a search of a home and outline the appellate court decision in United States v. Yarborough. Additional papers present case law related to a landlord's consent to search of a tenant's premises, the wavier of the right to object to a warrantless search, the consent of a person having a common authority over a premises, the definition of common authority, and the consent by a person with apparent authority over a premises. A multiple-choice quiz presents 10 questions focusing on warrantless searches. The procedural guidelines for vehicle stops are presented by a criminology instructor at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in the second of a three-part series of articles. They explain the positioning of the police vehicle and procedures to use in interactions with violators, with emphasis on personal safety.
Main Term(s): Warrantless search
Index Term(s): Police procedures training; Police safety; Police-citizen interactions; Vehicle stops
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