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Probable Cause

  • By: James R. Acker
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

In common with other Bill of Rights provisions, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution safeguards fundamental individual liberties against unjustified encroachment by the government. Privacy interests—“the right of the people to be secure in their persons, ...

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