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NCJ Number: 68076 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE LAW REPORTER, 1979
Journal: POLICE LAW REPORTER  Volume:6  Pages:1979,COMPLETE ISSUE
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Bureau of Governmental Relations and Legal Counsel
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Arlington, VA 22201
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESIGNED FOR POLICE OFFICIALS, THIS JOURNAL PRESENTS LEGAL DECISIONS AND LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO POLICE WORK IN SUCH AREAS AS ARREST, ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY, CIVIL LIABILITY AND LITIGATION, AND EVIDENCE, AS WELL AS OTHER RELATED MATTERS.
Abstract: PROVIDED IN AN EASY-TO-READ FORMAT, THE INDEX-TABBED MATERIAL COVERS A BROAD RANGE OF SUBJECTS. UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY AND RULES, DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON POLYGRAPH EXAMINATIONS AND THEIR USE. THE SECTION ON ARRESTS PRESENTS INFORMATION ON DETENTION OF A PERSON ON LESS THAN PROBABLE CAUSE, DELAYED ARREST PROBLEMS, AND A MISDEMEANOR CITATION PROGRAM IN TENNESSEE. TOPICS DISCUSSED UNDER THE HEADING OF CIVIL LIABILITY AND LITIGATION INCLUDE LIBEL, SLANDER, AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT; THE AUTHORITY OF THE GENERAL TO INSTITUTE POLICE BRUTALITY SUITS; FREE SPEECH; AND CIVIL LIABILITY. OTHER SECTIONS HIGHLIGHT THE RIGHT TO REFUSE A POLYGRAPH TEST AND DISCLOSURE OF DAILY ARREST RECORDS. EXTENSIVE MATERIAL IS PRESENTED ON EVIDENCE, COVERING SUCH MATTERS AS THE HIDDEN TAPE RECORDER IN THE POLICE CAR, THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE, CASES ON LIE DETECTOR TESTING, AND PHYSICIAN-PATIENT PRIVILEGE IN A FELONY CRIMINAL CASE. THE SECTION ON IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES REPORTS ON THE ADMISSIBILITY OF SPECTROGAPHY AND THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL AT LINEUPS, WHILE THE SECTION ON INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE ENCOMPASSES SUCH TOPICS AS PEN REGISTERS, COVERT ENTRIES TO INSTALL EQUIPMENT AUTHORIZED BY WARRANTS, AND EVIDENCE OBTAINED BY VISUAL ENHANCEMENT MEANS. RIGHT TO COUNSEL AND AN EXPLICIT WAIVER OF THE MIRANDA DECISION ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. OTHER SUBJECTS REVIEWED INCLUDE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES, LEGAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION, LEGISLATION, USE OF FORCE, AND OFFENSES. A LARGE NUMBER OF ARTICLES DEAL WITH SEARCH AND SEIZURE, INCLUDING SEVERAL REPORTS OF STATE COURT DECISIONS, SEARCH BY CONSENT, AND SEARCHES OF CRIME SCENES. THE FINAL SECTION CONTAINS MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS ON PLEA BARGAINING, PRISONERS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, THE DEATH PENALTY, FEDERAL TAX INFORMATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND AN INDEX. INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES CONTAIN REFERENCE NOTES.
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Civil liability; Employer-employee relations; Evidence; Evidence identification; Exclusionary rule; Intelligence acquisition; Judicial decisions; Labor relations; Offenses; Personnel administration; Police education; Police legal limitations; Police management; Policy; Search and seizure; Suspect interrogation
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