Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968)

Write a 1500 word paper ( 3 to 5 typewritten pages) critiquing the Rule Against Hearsay and three of the major exceptions to the rule. The paper should be written in the APA style and contain a cover sheet, table of contents and a references page, none of which are part of the 1500-word count. References should include at least three reported cases.

Re-read Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968) then discuss the Supreme Court’s reasoning in establishing that the stop and frisk in Terry was a search; and the taking of the weapon was a seizure; and the stop and frisk amounted to an arrest; (all covered by the Fourth Amendment)and the officer did not have probable cause at that time: however, the stop and frisk, arrest and seizure were all “legal.” After discussing the Supreme Court’s reasoning on these issues relate your opinion of the entire “stop and frisk” issue.

Quick Response

The case Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968) presents thoughtful questions concerning the role of the Fourth Amendment, especially when confronting the street between the policeman investigating suspicious circumstances and the citizen. The petitioner was stopped and searched by the officer and mistaken for a potential robbery. The issue of the case was whether the search for weapons without the presentation of a probable cause for arrest can be considered as unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment(Speck, 2012). The reasonableness of the stop to investigate the crime made sense in this case. The probable cause was not an issue in this case since the police carried out their legal duties of stopping, frisking and arresting suspicious people…

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