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NCJ Number: 78225 Find in a Library
Title: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice - The Law of Arrest, Part 1
Project Director: P Downey; S Gilford
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 193
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For the inservice training of police officers, this film discusses various aspects of the arrest process.
Abstract: An introduction briefly reviews the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the police and changing social conditions, characterized by rising crime and a growing disrespect for authority. The film details the two most basic factors of the arrest process: the right to arrest and probable cause. Short film sequences of both lawful and unlawful arrests illustrate when a police officer has the right to search a suspect, what an arrested person can be searched for, and why there are exceptions to the fourth amendment. Guidelines to aid in understanding the ramifications of probable cause are also discussed. At the end of each reel, a panel of law enforcement officials from the New England area responds to questions raised by the viewing and studio audience.
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Films; Police arrest training; Police in-service training; Police legal limitations; Police responsibilities; Search and seizure laws
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. This is a 16mm, black and white film. The total running time is one hour.
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