As a law enforcement investigator, it is critical for you to know and
understand the components and applications of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
and Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution and the Miranda case.
From the law enforcement officer assigned to patrol an area of his or
her jurisdiction to the detective assigned to follow up on homicide
cases, each needs to have skills to legally conduct investigations that
are admissible in court and eligible for prosecution. It does not serve
patrol officers or homicide detectives to develop criminal cases that
are not prosecutable.
This assignment directs you to explore and discover the attributes
and scope as well as specific legal components of each of the
above-mentioned constitutional amendments.
Compose a 5- to 7-page report addressing both Part 1 and 2.
Utilizing a minimum of three sources, such as course readings as well
as the additional readings, define and discuss the implications of each
of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments as well as the
Miranda case law on executing interrogations.
It is equally critical that law enforcement investigators understand
how the aforementioned constitutional amendments are applicable to
real-world situations. This assignment directs you to demonstrate the
ability of specific legal components of the listed constitutional
amendments to apply the legal doctrine.
Use the following sources to identify at least one specific case and
apply at least two of the constitutional provisions to the outcome of