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NCJ Number: 183780 Find in a Library
Title: Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook July/August 2000
Author(s): Joseph C. Coleman
Corporate Author: South Carolina Educational Television Network
United States of America

South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Division of the Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: July 2000
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Columbia, SC 29205
Sale Source: South Carolina Educational Television Network
2712 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Police Officer’s Handbook discusses “stop and frisk” based on an anonymous tip and financial exploitation of the elderly.
Abstract: The right of a law enforcement officer to make an investigative stop of a suspect and, in some circumstances, to conduct a frisk search of the suspect for weapons, was established by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1968. This booklet reviews a Florida case that resulted in a binding decision on one phase of the anonymous tip issue--namely, whether an anonymous tip that a person is carrying a gun is sufficient to justify a police officer’s investigative stop of that person. The booklet includes a brief review of the law of the case, legal commentary and a test for use by a discussion leader. The booklet also discusses financial exploitation of vulnerable adults, i.e., adults over the age of 18 who are not capable of taking care of themselves physically or financially. The discussion describes procedures for uniformed officers asked to check on an elderly person in need as well as signs that an elderly person may be the victim of physical or financial abuse. Figures
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Crimes against the elderly; Elderly victims; Florida; Judicial decisions; Probable cause; State laws; Stop and frisk; US Supreme Court decisions; Victims of Crime
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