We have studied limitations on the authority of law enforcement and the rights of suspects in a criminal case. For instance, the Fourth Amendment protects us from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fifth Amendment protects us from self-incrimination.
For this written assignment, you will focus on the constitutional rights of suspects in a criminal case.
Write a 2 to 3 page paper that addresses the following concepts:
- Identify and explain the specific wording in the Fourth Amendment that establishes a suspect's rights in a criminal case.
- Explain how the wording of the Fourth Amendment limits the authority of law enforcement officers when gathering evidence in a criminal case.
- Discuss at least one U.S. Supreme Court case from your studies that discusses a suspect's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.
- Reflect on the possible consequences of what happens when law enforcement officers obtain evidence in violation of a suspect's rights.
Be sure to include proper citations in the body of your paper along with a references page.
Please be sure to prepare your assignment following APA citation and format requirements. You must include proper citations to any source you relied on for information that you include in your paper.