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What is Probable Cause? - Definition & Examples

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The amendment that governs probable cause is:

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1. Probable cause is:

2. Probable cause is needed by the police in which of the following scenarios?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Probable cause is an important part of police procedure, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of laws and applications of probable cause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of probable cause
  • Purpose of probable cause
  • Protections under Constitutional amendments

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related law lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding probable cause
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Constitutional amendments

Additional Learning

To learn more about law, review the accompanying lesson on What is Probable Cause? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about police procedure
  • Understand the importance of probable cause
  • Know the laws governing probable cause
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