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NCJ Number: 134394 Find in a Library
Title: Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 1992-93 Editions
Author(s): J G Miles Jr; D B Richardson; A E Scudellari
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 129
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of National Affairs
Washington, DC 20037
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87179-737-2
Sale Source: Bureau of National Affairs
1231 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Police officers can ensure their on-the-scene compliance with the most recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on criminal law and procedure with this 1992-1993 edition of the Law Officer's Pocket Manual.
Abstract: Written in nontechnical language, the manual describes proper police procedures. Real-life examples illustrate each situation for reliable on-the-scene guidance. Topics covered in the manual include custodial questioning of a suspect who has asked for counsel, seizure as applied to the pursuit of fleeing persons, the scope of a search pursuant to consent, fourth amendment rules for searching containers found in vehicles, the timing of procedures following warrantless arrests, and questioning indicted defendants about still-uncharged crimes. These and other topics are incorporated under nine manual headings: suspect confrontation, stop and frisk, in-field or on-the-scene identification, arrest, search incident to arrest, interrogation, search and seizure, surveillance and preservation of evidence, and entrapment. The purpose of the manual is to provide law enforcement personnel with basic operational knowledge of the impact of constitutional law on police practices. It is not a guide to police techniques and is not intended to supplant or modify local and departmental regulations promulgated to implement police practice decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Main Term(s): Police legal limitations
Index Term(s): Police responsibilities; Procedure manuals
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