Criminal Essay

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Chapter 6 Homework Assignment 20 points Part 1: Go to page 213 and read the Crosscurrents 6.1. Then answer the two questions at the end of the reading. (20 points) Should police try to circumvent the Fourth Amendment in order to search suspects they believe are guilty or dangerous? * In my opinion, I think that the police can try to circumvent the Fourth Amendment in order to search suspects they believe are guilty or dangerous. This is because not every search, seizure, or arrest must be made pursuant to a lawfully executed warrant. The Supreme Court has ruled that warrantless police conduct may comply with the Fourth Amendment so long as it is reasonable under the circumstances. "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." With that being said, circumventing to the Fourth Amendment by the police often gets in their way to perform their duties diligently. Although it is a law and has been passed, not all the laws governing the country solves problems. Sometimes we have to think outside the box or try different ways in solving problems as long as it is not illegal. It is a good thing the Fourth Amendment is protecting the citizens. Law enforcement may conduct a search only if individualized suspicion motivates the search. The Fourth Amendment prohibits generalized searches, unless extraordinary circumstances place the public in danger. Sometimes criminals and dangerous people stand on this amendment to avoid searches by the police. If avoiding the Fourth Amendment in order to search dangerous and guilty suspects can get the work done without anyone getting hurt, then

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