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NCJ Number: 122337 Find in a Library
Title: Judicial Sealing Requirement in Electronic Surveillance
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:58  Issue:11  Dated:(November 1989)  Pages:24-29
Author(s): R A Fiatal
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law enforcement officers should carry out electronic surveillance in a manner that ensures compliance for the sealing of the original tapes to ensure that the tapes can be admitted as evidence.
Abstract: Nonconsensual electronic surveillance through the interception of telephone conversations, oral conversations, and electronic messages is a necessary and effective law enforcement technique for investigating certain types of serious criminal activity and conspiracies. Title III of the 1968 Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Acts as amended in 1986 sets forth the legal requirements for this type of surveillance. Compliance with the provisions of this law and various State laws can be costly in time, money, and personnel. However, it is crucial to comply with these provisions. Thus, the original tapes of any court-ordered nonconsensual interception must be immediately returned to the authorizing judicial official for sealing. List of specific recommended procedures and 34 reference notes are included.
Main Term(s): Electronic surveillance
Index Term(s): Police legal limitations; Rules of evidence; Tape recordings
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