Criminology law


1.From you readings identify the roles and functions of the following:
Police Chief/Sheriff
Middle manager
First line supervisor
Patrol Officer

2.In Minnesota v. Dickerson, the search would probably have been considered valid if the officer had testified that, although what he touched did not feel like a weapon, it was immediately apparent to him, given his experience and the totality of circumstances, that the object was contraband. Do you think that this encourages officers to be deceitful? Explain your position.

3.Explain why the Fourth Amendment applies to stops and frisks. What are the proper purposes of each procedure? Provide examples.

4.To what extent is stop and frisk applicable to persons in motor vehicles? Provide examples.

5.Define, compare, and contrast a stop with an arrest. Provide examples of each.