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Anonymous Tips

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Court decisions have varied as to the reliance that they allow police officers to place on anonymous informants in attempting to establish reasonable suspicion or probable cause for arrests or search warrants, as required by the Fourth Amendment.

Prior to 1983, the ...

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