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Research Paper: Part 1 – Cases Summary Instructions
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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 5: Introduction to Salinas v. Texas :
Salinas v. Texas is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 2013 that addresses the privilege against self-
incrimination and the admissibility of a suspect's pre-arrest, pre-Miranda silence during a non-custodial
police interview. Answer the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Salinas v. Texas address, and how did the case contribute to the
legal standards surrounding the privilege against self-incrimination and pre-arrest, pre-Miranda
silence?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Salinas v. Texas that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the role
of the defendant's pre-arrest silence in the investigation.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Salinas v. Texas regarding the admissibility of a
suspect's silence and the impact on the privilege against self-incrimination.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Salinas v. Texas, emphasizing the
circumstances that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Salinas v. Texas influenced legal practices and the understanding of a suspect's pre-
arrest, pre-Miranda silence in criminal cases?
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Criteria Points
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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;