The Exclusionary Rule: Definition, History, Pros & Cons


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The Supreme Court decision in the 1961 case Mapp v. Ohio was based most importantly on which constitutional right?

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1. Which of the following best describes the exclusionary rule?

2. If the government can show that illegally seized evidence would have been discovered in any case, it may be presented at trial. What is the term for this exception to the exclusionary rule?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of the exclusionary rule. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on Mapp v. Ohio and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1961.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • What Dollree Mapp was originally charged with
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1961
  • How the exclusionary rule is best described
  • The constitutional right on which the Mapp v. Ohio case was based

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the exclusionary rule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mapp v. Ohio
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Constitution and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To read more about the rule, study the following lesson The Exclusionary Rule: Definition, History, Pros & Cons. This lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define the exclusionary rule
  • Explain the background of Mapp
  • Cover inevitable discovery
  • Explore the outcome of the case