Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest

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Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest

Due Week 2 and worth 100 points

Officer Jones is a veteran officer with the Smithville police department. He received information that a citizen living in the local housing project was selling drugs. This information was conveyed to Officer Jones by an anonymous caller to the officer on his personal cell phone. Officer Jones immediately went to the housing project and stopped the citizen as he was leaving his apartment. Officer Jones searched the citizen and found drugs.

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  1. Identify the constitutional amendment that would govern Officer Jones’ actions. In your own opinion, discuss if you support his actions or not. Justify your answer using the appropriate case law and Supreme Court precedents.
  2. Analyze the validity and constitutionality of Officer Jones’ actions.
  3. Determine whether or not Officer Jones’ actions were justified by any of the three (3) ways whereby probable cause can be established. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Use at least two (2) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Research and analyze procedures governing the process of arrest through trial.
  • Critically debate the Constitutional safeguards of key Amendments with specific attention to the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments.
  • Describe the difference between searchers, warrantless searches, and stops.
  • Write clearly and concisely about the criminal procedure using proper writing mechanics.

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Chloe.L134
School: UC Berkeley

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Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest
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CASE STUDY
Case Study 1: The Officer and the Drug Arrest
Constitution Amendments to Govern Officer Jone

The actions of officer Jone would be governed by the Fourth Amendment to the American
Constitution. This amendment provides for unreasonable seizure or search of people, their houses,
and papers and provides for the security of people. The amendment further states that the right of
people shall not be violated without a proper cause of that has to be supported by an Oath or
Affirmation, which must describe the people and place to be searched and the things which shall
be seized in operation (Legal Informati...

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