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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.+
Task 8: Introduction to Chimel v. California
Chimel v. California is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1969 that deals with the Fourth Amendment and the
scope of search incident to arrest. Answer the following questions:
1. What constitutional issue did Chimel v. California address, and how did the case contribute to the legal
standards surrounding the Fourth Amendment and the scope of search incident to arrest?
2. Discuss the circumstances in Chimel v. California that led to the legal dispute, emphasizing the law
enforcement actions and the nature of the search.
3. Analyze the Supreme Court's decision in Chimel v. California regarding the permissible scope of a search
incident to arrest and its impact on individual privacy rights.
4. Provide a brief overview of the factual background of Chimel v. California, emphasizing the circumstances
that led to the legal dispute and the Supreme Court's decision.
5. How has Chimel v. California influenced legal practices and the understanding of searches incident to arrest
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);
and 3. Though0ul analysis (considering assump,ons, analyzing implica,ons, comparing/contras,ng concepts) 20
Spelling & grammar 10 Su4cient length ( 2–3 pages) 10