Local, state, and federal governments provide many services that are not related to criminal investigations. Evidence is obtained in any of the administrative functions considered in this lesson are admissible if the guidelines established by law or the courts have been complied with.
Consider the following scenario:
A police officer was investigating a burglary during which a handgun had been stolen. The police officer was at the time also acting as the police advisor to a high school. School officials called the officer and told him that the gun might be in the trunk of a student’s car parked in the school parking lot.
Does the “special needs” rule justify the officer’ s search of the parked car’ s trunk without probable cause?
This individual work to be completed is an in-depth essay of 1-2 pages, free of spelling and grammar errors.
Your essay should include:
• The rationale used to address the question/issue posted
• A well-justified argument regarding this issue
Your response must:
• Be thought provoking
• Have well developed ideas and/or opinions
• Reference any material from the text, lecture, or other sources used to complete the assignment
You may use your text or the Internet as a reference, but remember to cite your sources according to APA guidelines.