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Search Warrants

  • By: Adam J. McKee
  • 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)

A search warrant is a judicial order authorizing agents of the government to search a home or other place. A law enforcement officer seeking a warrant must generally file an application with a competent court. Among the warrant application materials submitted ...

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