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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 6: Introduction to Terry v. Ohio:
Terry v. Ohio is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1968 that deals with the Fourth Amendment and the
"stop and frisk" procedure by law enforcement. Answer the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Terry v. Ohio address, and how did the case contribute to the legal standards
surrounding the Fourth Amendment and the "stop and frisk" procedure?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Terry v. Ohio that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the law enforcement
actions and the justification for the stop and frisk.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Terry v. Ohio regarding the reasonableness of stops and frisks
and the balancing of law enforcement interests with individual privacy rights.
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 influenced legal practices and the understanding of stops and frisks under the
Fourth Amendment?
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);