Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the chain of custody, its purpose, and why it is important
  2. Explain the role of arrest warrants and search warrants in the criminal investigation process and detail when they are necessary
  3. Discuss the importance of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  4. Identify the situations in which a search warrant is not necessary in order to conduct a search
  5. Differentiate between a frisk and a search incident to arrest
  6. Discuss the impact of the exclusionary rule on criminal investigations and the criminal justice process
  7. Evaluate the importance of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
  8. Identify the Miranda warnings and the circumstances under which the police must notify suspects of their Miranda rights
  9. Assess the impact of the Miranda decision