Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, Tenth Edition, offers extensive updates on the leading Supreme Court cases impacting law enforcement in the United States, creating a must-have reference for police officers to stay up-to-date and have a strong understanding of the law and their function within it. All cases are briefed in a common format to allow for comparisons among cases and include facts, relevant issues, and the Court’s decision and reasoning. The significance of each case is also explained, making clear its impact on citizens and law enforcement. The book provides students and practitioners with historical and social context for their role in criminal justice and the legal guidelines that should be followed in day-to-day policing activities.
Preface to the Tenth Edition
List of Top 10 Cases in Day-to-Day Policing
List of Cases with Principle (Capsule) of Law
Table of Cases
1. Probable Cause
2. The Exclusionary Rule
3. Stop and Frisk
4. Arrest and Other Seizures of Persons
5. Seizures of Things
6. Searches—In General
7. Searches after Arrest
8. Searches with Consent
9. Vehicle Stops and Searches
10. Searches of People in Vehicles
12. Electronic Surveillance
13. Plain View and Open Fields Searches
14. Searches by Dogs
15. Computer/Cell Phone Searches
16. Use of Force
17. What Constitutes Interrogation for Miranda Purposes?
18. Confessions and Admissions: Cases Affirming Miranda
19. Confessions and Admissions: Cases Weakening Miranda
20. Lineups and Other Pretrial Identification Procedures
21. Right to Counsel Related to Policing
23. Legal Liabilities
A great way of allowing students the opportunity to understand issues that continue to plague the criminal justice system and discuss ways of addressing these problems.
Tegia Coleman-Rochester, Criminal Justice, South University - Columbia
Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement allows for phenomenal classroom discussions and/or online discussion boards. For those students who would like to pursue law school, this is the needed element that oftentimes allows them to fall in love with Constitutional Law.
Cheryn Rowell, Criminal Justice, Stanly Community College
Based on our combined experience using this book, we have found that it has been extremely helpful in our meeting the POST Board expectations. Additionally, it is very student-friendly.
Charles E. Myers II, Criminal Justice, Aims Community College & Susan Beecher, Director, Police Academy, Aims Community College
This text breaks down each Supreme Court case associated with police operations, then summarizes the case facts, presents the legal questions before the Court, and then gives the findings of the Court in the case. Students can easily learn 50 key cases in a semester.
Lee M. Wade, PhD, Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University
The format of each case, with capsule, facts, issue, decision, reason and significance, is ideal for presenting numerous cases on a topic in a clear and focused manner. The organization of cases by topics assists in this presentation.
Michael Arter, Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University - Altoona