Limitations on police authority

We have studied limitations on the authority of law enforcement and the rights of suspects in a criminal case. For instance, the Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fifth Amendment protects us from self-incrimination. For this written assignment, you will focus on the constitutional rights of suspects in a criminal case. Write a 2-3 page paper that addresses the following concepts: Identify and explain the specific wording in the Fourth Amendment that establishes a suspect’s rights in a criminal case. Explain how the wording of the Fourth Amendment limits the authority of law enforcement officers when gathering evidence in a criminal case. Discuss at least one U.S. Supreme Court case from your studies that discusses a suspect’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Reflect on the possible consequences of what happens when law enforcement officers obtain evidence in violation of a suspect’s rights. Be sure to include proper citations in the body of your paper along with a references page.

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