CRIMINAL JUSTICE (SEARCH WARRANTS AND EXCLUSIONARY RULE)

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Running head: CRIMINAL JUSTICE1Name:Course code & title:Institution:Date:CRIMINAL JUSTICE2Search WarrantsA search warrant refers to a court order that a judge, magistrate or an official of theSupreme Court issues with the intent of authorizing law enforcement officers to search for aperson, vehicle, location or any other entity for the purpose of locating, obtaining andconfiscating evidence for a criminal activity. The area of search warrants has grown over theyears with a long-stretched historical base. In most countries, the constitutions have laid out clearrules on when and how they should be issued (Bloom, 2012). All this information regarding thearea of search warrants is discussed below.Laws concerned with search warrants can be traced back to its roots and origin in Britain.Although British residents had the rights to privacy in their homes, early British agents had beenoffered with the authority and ability to get into and execute or arrest a person within his or herhome to enforce orders passed by the King at that time. With time, as Britis (Bloom, 2012)hspread its colonial base into the US and the entire world, seizure and search laws were passed tocurb the rampant vice or smuggling illegal goods. As British colonies gained independence, theydeveloped their own laws authorizing and indicating instances where issuing of search warrantswas plausible.The 4th Amendment of the US constitution provides that people should be protected fromunr

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