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Research Paper: Part 3 – Cases Summary Instructions
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CRJ 310 - Law Enforcement Operations and Management
Research Paper: Part 3 – 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.+
Case Details:
Introduction to Terry v. Ohio:
Terry v. Ohio is a pivotal case decided by the United States Supreme Court in 1968, addressing
the cons tu onality of stop-and-frisk procedures by law enforcement. The case established the
legal framework for "stop and frisk" encounters between police o&cers and individuals
suspected of criminal ac vity. Address the following ques ons:
1. What cons tu onal issue did Terry v. Ohio address, and how did the case contribute to
the legal standards surrounding stop-and-frisk procedures by law enforcement?
2. De.ne the legal standard set forth in Terry v. Ohio for jus fying a stop and frisk and
explain the balance between law enforcement's interests and individual Fourth
Amendment rights.
3. Discuss the factors that the Supreme Court considered in Terry v. Ohio when
determining the reasonableness of a stop and frisk.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Terry v. Ohio, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Terry v. Ohio in9uenced the prac ces of law enforcement agencies and the
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