Learning Objectives

After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

6.1 Explain the importance of law enforcement interactions with the courts.

6.2 Describe the major issues related to due process, especially as it relates to search and seizure.

6.3 Identify how technology has changed law enforcement tactics.

6.4 Identify how and when a search or arrest warrant can be obtained.

6.5 Provide examples of court decisions that have limited police searches and seizures and the associated concepts, such as probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and the exclusionary rule.

6.6 Identify the major landmark cases related directly to how police conduct searches, with an emphasis on warrants.

6.7 Summarize cases related to the right to counsel at trial.