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ISBN 9781032222066
January 31, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
186 Pages

 
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Book Description

The Law Officer’s Pocket Manual is a handy, pocket-sized, spiral-bound manual that highlights basic legal rules for quick reference and offers examples showing how those rules are applied. The manual provides concise guidance based on U.S. Supreme Court rulings on constitutional law issues and other legal developments, covering arrest, search, surveillance, and other routine as well as sensitive areas of law enforcement. It includes more than 100 examples drawn from leading cases to provide guidance on how to act in a wide variety of situations.

Table of Contents

I. PURPOSE AND USE OF THIS MANUAL

II. THE POLICE-CITIZEN ENCOUNTER

A.Police Activities That Require No Evidence of Wrongdoing

B.Investigative Detention

III. IDENTIFICATIONS

A.In-Person Identifications

B.Photograph Identification

IV. ARREST

A.When an Arrest Takes Place

B.What You Need to Arrest—Probable Cause

C.Misdemeanor Arrests

D.Use of Force to Make an Arrest

E.When You Should Get an Arrest Warrant

F.When You Don’t Need an Arrest Warrant

G.Constitutional Requirements of an Arrest Warrant

H.Requirements for Execution of an Arrest Warrant

I.Foreign Nationals

V. SEARCH INCIDENT TO ARREST

A.Automobile Searches

B.Time and Place

C.Plain View

D.“Sweep” of Premises Where Arrest Has Been Made

E.More Intrusive Searches

F.Obtaining Physical Evidence from the Body of a Suspect Under Arrest

G.Obtaining Physical Evidence from the Body of a Suspect Not Under Arrest

VI. INTERROGATION

A.When Warnings Should Be Given

B.When Warnings Are Not Necessary

C.Miranda Warnings

D.When to Repeat the Warnings

E.Interrogating Juveniles

F.The Suspect’s Answer

G.Questioning

H.Belated Warnings

I.Exceptions to Miranda’s Exclusionary Rule

J.Dealing with a Formally Charged Suspect

VII. SEARCH AND SEIZURE

A.Search Without a Warrant

B.“Searches” That Aren’t Really Searches

C.Search with Warrant

D.Automobile Inventories

E.Inventories of Arrestees

F.Administrative Search Warrants

G.Computers and Other Electronic Devices

H.The Exclusionary Rule

VIII. SURVEILLANCE AND PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE

Part I. Surveillance

A.Police Surveillance Without Electronic Devices

B.Electronic Surveillance of Communications

C.Electronic Devices That Do Not Intercept Communications

Part II. Preservation of Evidence

IX. ENTRAPMENT

X. DISABLED PERSONS

A.Assessing the Condition of Persons Who Are Not Fully Conscious or Able to Communicate

B.Arresting Persons with Disabilities

C.Communicating with Disabled Persons

XI. CASE REFERENCES

 

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Biography

John G. Miles Jr. was legal editor, consultant, and guest lecturer in police training programs sponsored by the U.S. Park Police and other law enforcement agencies. He was a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law and received a degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He belonged to the D.C. Bar and the American Bar Association.

David B. Richardson was managing editor of the U.S. Law Week, and an instructor in police training programs at American University. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University School of Law, and was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and the state of Minnesota.