The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

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This book explains the different approaches to interpreting the Fourth Amendment that the Supreme Court has used throughout American history, concentrating on the changes in interpretation since the Court applied the exclusionary rule to the states in 1961. It examines the evolution of the warrant rule and the exceptions to it, the reasonableness approach, the special needs approach, individual and society expectations of privacy, and the role of the exclusionary rule.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 334 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 680.39g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739129767
  • 9780739129760

Table of contents

Chapter 1 1. Prologue Chapter 2 2. The History of the Fourth Amendment Chapter 3 3. The Cardinal Principle of Search and Seizure Chapter 4 4. Exceptions to the Cardinal Principle Chapter 5 5. Reasonableness and the Fourth Amendment Chapter 6 6. The Exclusionary Rule of Justice Chapter 7 7. Limiting the Definition of a Search Chapter 8 8. The Future of the Fourth Amendment
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Review quote

Many observers of the Fourth Amendment suspect that its protections have declined since the Warren court days. Thomas McInnis' book confirms that observation ... This is a very valuable work for students of the Fourth Amendment. It is well-documented, has an Index, Table of Cases, and an extensive Bibliography. McInnis' work is relatively easy reading and covers the landmark cases in a concise but clear manner. Journal of Law & Politics, November 2009
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About Thomas N. McInnis

Thomas N. McInnis is professor of political science at University of Central Arkansas and author of The Christian Burial Case: An Introduction to Criminal and Judicial Procedure.
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