Ch 16: Warrants in Criminal Justice

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about warrants in a standard criminal justice course. Topics covered include:

  • Definition and purpose of search warrants
  • Supreme Court cases, laws and amendments related to search warrants
  • Search warrant exceptions, procedures and requirements
  • Probable cause for search warrants
  • Arrest warrants requirements and processes
  • Types of arrest warrants
  • Laws and cases pertaining to arrest warrants
  • Bench warrants vs. arrest warrants
  • Warrants of execution against property
  • Writ of execution

11 Lessons in Chapter 16: Warrants in Criminal Justice
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Search Warrants: Definition & Examples

1. Search Warrants: Definition & Examples

This lesson will discuss the use of search warrants in law enforcement investigations. After providing a definition of search warrants, examples of situations will be provided to further clarify when search warrants are necessary.

Search Warrants: Types & Purpose

2. Search Warrants: Types & Purpose

Police often need a warrant before searching for evidence. In this lesson, we will explore the various types of search warrants and the purpose of each one.

Search Warrants: Supreme Court Cases, Amendment & Law

3. Search Warrants: Supreme Court Cases, Amendment & Law

The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures and lays out the requirements for a search warrant. In this lesson, we will learn how Supreme Court decisions over the years have impacted those protections.

Search Warrants: Exceptions, Requirements & Procedure

4. Search Warrants: Exceptions, Requirements & Procedure

The U.S. Constitution protects people's privacy against government intrusion but also allows for searches under certain circumstances. In this lesson, we will look at the requirements for a warrant and look at some exceptions to those requirements.

What is Probable Cause for a Search Warrant?

5. What is Probable Cause for a Search Warrant?

Police must have probable cause before a judge will grant a search warrant. In this lesson, we will look at the legal standard of probable cause and what circumstances must exist before a lawful warrant can be issued.

Arrest Warrants: Process & Requirement

6. Arrest Warrants: Process & Requirement

Arrest warrants are legal documents usually issued by a judge. This lesson will review the process and requirements that need to be followed and satisfied in order for a law enforcement officer to secure an arrest warrant.

What is an Arrest Warrant? - Definition, Types & Examples

7. What is an Arrest Warrant? - Definition, Types & Examples

When police have sufficient evidence that someone has committed a crime, they need the authority to make the arrest. In this lesson, we will learn what an arrest warrant is, how it's obtained and about the different types of arrest warrants.

Arrest Warrants: Cases & Law

8. Arrest Warrants: Cases & Law

When police feel they have enough evidence, the make an arrest. In this lesson we will learn what an arrest warrant it and when it's needed, and we'll look a landmark Supreme Court cases dealing with arrest warrants.

Arrest Warrant vs. Bench Warrant

9. Arrest Warrant vs. Bench Warrant

A legal authority such as a magistrate can issue different types of warrants. Two such warrants are arrest and bench warrants. This lesson will discuss these warrants and explain how they differ by providing relevant examples.

What is a Warrant of Execution Against Property?

10. What is a Warrant of Execution Against Property?

When a losing party refuses to pay a money judgment issued by a judge, the law allows the winning party the ability to seize some assets. In this lesson we will learn the role a Warrant of Execution plays in that process.

What is a Writ of Execution? - Definition & Example

11. What is a Writ of Execution? - Definition & Example

In this lesson, the reader will learn about a Writ of Execution. This is the court order that will enforce a judgment against a person. Upon completion, the reader should have a comprehensive knowledge of this term.

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