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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
Student Name
Strayer University
CRJ 310 - Law Enforcement Operations and Management
Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
Since 1963, a series of United States Supreme Court case decisions have clarified that in+criminal+cases,
prosecutors must disclose to the defense evidence favorable to the defendant. This includes information
that may be used to impeach the credibility of government witnesses, including+law+enforcement
officers. These decisions mean that police officers who have documented histories of lying in official
matters are liabilities to their agencies, and these histories may render them unable to testify credibly.+
Summarize the main issues that are involved in the following United States Supreme Court cases. You
must have pages, not including your title page.+
Assignment 10: Introduction to Mapp v. Ohio :
Mapp v. Ohio is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1961 that addresses the exclusionary rule
and the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Answer the
following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Mapp v. Ohio address, and how did the case contribute to the legal
standards surrounding the exclusionary rule and the Fourth Amendment?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Mapp v. Ohio that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the nature
of the search and seizure conducted by law enforcement.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Mapp v. Ohio regarding the application of the
exclusionary rule and its impact on evidence obtained through unconstitutional searches.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Mapp v. Ohio, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Mapp v. Ohio influenced legal practices and the understanding of the exclusionary rule
in cases involving Fourth Amendment violations?
Grading Rubric...
Criteria Points
Possible Points
Earned Instructor’s Comments All key components of the case are explained. 20
Clear, logical !ow to paper. 20
Major points are stated clearly. 20
Major points are supported by the following:
1. Lecture material or Scripture;
2. Good examples (per,nent conceptual or personal examples are acceptable);
and 3. Though0ul analysis (considering assump,ons, analyzing implica,ons, comparing/contras,ng concepts) 20