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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
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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 2 Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. 1 (2013):
Case Description:
Florida v. Jardines centered on the constitutional implications of the use of a drug-sniffing dog at the front porch
of a suspect's home without a warrant. In this case, law enforcement brought a drug-sniffing dog to the
defendant's front porch, and based on the dog's alert, obtained a search warrant for the residence. The Supreme
Court had to decide whether the use of the dog in this manner constituted an unreasonable search under the Fourth
Amendment.
Questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Florida v. Jardines address, and how did the case contribute to the legal
standards surrounding the use of drug-sniffing dogs at private residences without a warrant?
2. Define the standard set forth in Florida v. Jardines for determining when the use of a drug-sniffing dog at
a residence constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment.
3. Discuss the Supreme Court's reasoning in Florida v. Jardines, emphasizing any considerations related to
the privacy interests associated with one's home.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Florida v. Jardines, emphasizing the circumstances
that led to the legal dispute and the subsequent Supreme Court decision.
5. How Florida has v. Jardines influenced law enforcement practices and legal procedures related to the use
of drug-sniffing dogs at private residences?
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;