When police officers commit an unconstitutional search, should the evidence they obtained be usable in court? Prof. Paul Cassell of the University of Utah College of Law discusses the Supreme Court’s attempt to incentivize police officers to comply with the Fourth Amendment in Mapp v. Ohio.


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Related Links & Differing Views:

CPSAN Landmark Cases: “Mapp v. Ohio

Case Western Reserve Law Review: “Search and Seizure and the Exclusionary Rule: A Re-Examination in the Wake of Mapp v. Ohio

University of Colorado Law Review: “The Need to Overrule Mapp v. Ohio

Emory Law Journal: “Resolving the Dilemma of the Exclusionary Rule: An Application of Restitutive Principles of Justice”

Washington Law Review: “Exclusionary Rule, Deterrence and Posner’s Economic Analysis of Law”