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Laws/ Cases

Forensics Quiz about laws and court cases

TermDefinition
Fourth Amendment The rite of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizure, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath and affirmation, and particularly
Emergency Circumstances 2 the need to prevent the immediate loss or destruction of evidence 3 a search of a person and property within the immediate control of the person provided it is made incident to a lawful arrest 4 a search made by consent of the parties involved
Michigan v. Tyler Hr was the co owner of a business that burned down in severe fire. After extinguishing the fire the area was left unsecure for days. Investigators came back on days 4, 7, and 19 to collect evidence. During the trial He was accused of arson and the evidenc
Mincey v. Arizona his case involved the murder of an undercover police officer who enter a private home suspecting the presence of drugs and was shot and killed. After the arrest police entered the defendant's home uncovering bullet casings, guns, and drugs among other ite
Florida v. Coppolino He was convicted of murdering his wife and her lover using succinylcholine chloride. New techniques had to be developed to detect this chemical in human tissue because it was not necessary previous to this case. The judge ruled that the techniques had bee
New Jersey v. Jascalevich The state upheld the ruling that although the technique was generally accepted because new methods had to be developed for human tissue it was not admissible by the prosecution. The state had a used to technique to detect a byproduct of curare in the live
Khumo Tire CO. v. Carmichael The family sued the Company because they claimed a faulty tire lead to a car accident that killed one and severely injured two more. Their case relied on an expert witness's testimony. The court allowed the testimony based on the gatekeepers rule set fort
Daubert v. Merrell Dowe Pharmaceuticals Inc The family sued this company because a drug that they manufactured, caused birth defects in humans including their two children. The tests for the effects of this drug on child development had not been conducted on humans and not generally accepted by the
Frye v. United States In the murder trial, a man who admitted to the murder and then retracted the admittance tried to have the results of a rudimentary polygraph test placed as evidence of his innocence. The court quickly ruled that the polygraph was not "generally accepted b
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