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NCJ Number: 182880 Find in a Library
Title: Law Officer's Pocket Manual, 2000 Edition
Author(s): John G. Miles Jr.; David B. Richardson; Anthony E. Scudellari
Editor(s): Hugh B. Kaplan
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 169
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of National Affairs
Washington, DC 20037
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57018-177-2
Sale Source: Bureau of National Affairs
1231 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual aims to provide police personnel with a compact source of basic operational knowledge of the impact of constitutional law on police practices; the manual is not a guide to police technique and is not intended to supplant or modify detailed local and departmental regulations.
Abstract: The manual uses a situational format for use at the operational level. Most chapters include blank space to allow officers to note local and departmental rules that they deem pertinent. The statements and rules in the manual are derived from the most recent United States Supreme Court decisions wherever possible. It reflects decisions through the end of the Court’s 1998-99 term, which ended in June 1999. Thus, the information represents actions that the Constitution permits, requires, or forbids, although it does not necessarily represent the only course of action permissible. Individual sections cover police-citizen encounters, identifications, arrest, searches incident to arrest, interrogation, search and seizure, surveillance and preservation of evidence, entrapment, and issues related to persons with disabilities. Topics include police activities that require no evidence of wrongdoing, investigative detention, the use of Miranda warnings, probable cause for searches with warrants, warrantless searches, and others. List of case references
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Arrest procedures; Police discretion; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Police surveillance training; Police-citizen interactions; Search and seizure laws; US Supreme Court decisions
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