Law and Liability

Background Information
The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments have provided the foundation for many judicial reviews of police
behavior. It is, therefore, important for students of policing to understand what each of the amendments was
intended to do and how they are and can be applied to police work.

  1. Read Chapters 7-11 in the textbook, Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices.
    Use the link below to access each chapter.
  2. View the attached media 4.2 Resource: Law and Liability.
  3. Watch the following videos:
    a. P/CP: Fourth Amendment Con Position
    b. P/CP: Fourth Amendment Pro Position
  4. Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following discussion questions. If it’s relevant,
    include your own personal experience.
    a. What are the benefits of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
    b. Post one example of what might happen if we did not have each amendment. You should have one example
    for each amendment.

Sample Solution