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Street Law Chapt12

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
to take a person suspected of a crime into custody arrest
a court-ordered document authorizing the police to arrest an individual on a specific charge arrest warrant
a reasonable belief, known personality or through reliable sources, that a specific person has committed a crime probable cause
using commonly held notions of what typical drug couriers look and act like in order to be able to question a person without establishing individualized suspicion drug courier profile
to confirm information corroborate
evidence that justifies an officer in stopping and questioning an individual believed to be involved in criminal activity; based on less evidence than probable cause but more than a mere hunch reasonable suspicion
to "pat down" or search the outer clothing of someone whom the police believe is acting suspiciously stop and frisk
a legal rule that generally prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence against the defendant at trial; generally applies to violations of a defendant's 4th, 5th, or 6th Amendment rights exclusionary rule
a court order issued by a judge or magistrate, giving the police the power to search a person or to enter a building to search for and seize items related to a crime search warrant
a Latin term, meaning "in good faith"; (1) characterized by good faith and lack of fraud or deceit; (2) valid under or in compliance with the law bona fide
a written statement of facts sworn to or made under oath before someone authorized to administer an oath affidavit
any items that are illegal to possess contraband
the inappropriate use of race as a factor in identifying people who may break or who may have broken the law racial profiling
to question a witness or suspected criminal interrogate
giving evidence and answering questions that would tend to subject one to criminal prosecution self-incrimination
Created by: rierei1971