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NCJ Number: 134412 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues, Third Edition
Author(s): J C Klotter
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 210
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-530-6
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, outlining the constitutional mandates applicable to both Federal and State law enforcement officers, is designed for officers who have the task of protecting, seeking, and preparing evidence for use in court.
Abstract: The opening chapter discusses repercussions of failure to comply with constitutional mandates including civil liabilities, civil rights actions, and admissibility of evidence. Police power and limitations are discussed in terms of police responsibility, the Bill of Rights, due process of law, expanded scope of the fourteenth amendment due process clause, and State constitutional protections of rights. The subsequent sections discuss specific details of the common constitutional questions that confront law enforcement officers. These issues include police authority to detain, law of arrest, search and seizure with a warrant and without a warrant, questioning suspects, and pre-trial identification procedures. 1 appendix and chapter references
Main Term(s): Police legal limitations
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Interview and interrogation; Search warrants; Suspect identification; Warrantless search
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