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NCJ Number: 77462 Find in a Library
Title: Need To Protect
Author(s): E HawkinsHawkins E
Corporate Author: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
United States of America
Project Director: E Hawkins
Date Published: 1973
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Sale Source: Ctr for Law and Education of Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, Inc
501 Granview Drive
Suite 209
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Proper stop and frisk procedures, based on case and statutory law, are illustrated in this film.
Abstract: According to Terry v. Ohio, police officers have the right to stop and frisk suspects and to seize what they consider admissible evidence if the police officers' deem that their lives are in danger. This film presents a fictionalized version of the events in the case. It notes that based on the officers' experience, they may conduct limited searches deemed reasonable under the fourth amendment. Limited searches in such instances were considered acceptable because police are not required to take unnecessary risks in performing their duties; the dangerous nature of police work is therefore balanced against the citizen's right to privacy.
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Police legal limitations; Police safety; Right of privacy; Search and seizure laws; Warrantless search
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