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Crosscurrent Hunt

Read the Crosscurrents in Chapter 6 carefully, noting how they illustrate issues covered in the chapter.

  • “The Fourth Amendment: A Constitutional Hurdle” discuss how the Fourth Amendment affects the powers of the police.

  • “Non-stop Stop-and-frisk” looks at how the New York Police Department conducts some stops and interrogations.

Find items that exemplify, explain, or even appear to contradict topics from Chapter 6. Write short summaries of these items in the spaces provided. If possible, find one local item and one national item. Suggested topics are listed below.

Police discretion Stop-and-frisk
Styles of policing Arrests
Police corruption Interrogation
The Fourth Amendment Confessions
Searches The exclusionary rule

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