Search & Seizure: Definition, Laws & Rights

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Which rule prohibits items that were illegally found to be used as evidence?

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1. There are several permissible and legal reasons or ways to conduct a search and seizure. Please select the answer that is not one of the legal reasons for search and seizure.

2. Inevitable discovery allows what to happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The rules governing when a police officer can conduct a search of your property can be complex. This quiz/worksheet combo can help you evaluate your understanding of these rules. The quiz will ask you about the legal reasons for a search and seizure and have you analyze a scenario to determine if an officer would be permitted to search in the situation presented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will quiz you on the following:

  • Inevitable discovery
  • Rule that prohibits the use of illegally found items as evidence
  • The constitutional amendment protecting people from illegal search and seizure

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you with the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about search and seizure laws and rights
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to analyze a scenario and determine if a search may be conducted
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legal reasons for search and seizure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of illegally found items

Additional Learning

Explore this are of law further by studying the lesson titled Search & Seizure: Definition, Laws & Rights. The following objectives are covered:

  • Define probable cause
  • Learn what constitutes a search
  • Identify the rule that extends to the Transportation Security Administration
  • Read about when a K-9 unit may be brought to a scene
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