Criminal Investigations New Edition Changes 2

Continuing with the changes made to the Criminal Investigations book by Swanson, we have an addition that was made to chapter 2.

Chapter 2
Legal Aspects of Investigation

Search and seizure (new)
Weeks v. United States — weeks was charged by federal agents using the mails for transporting materials that represented chances in a lottery. After his arrest for the federal offense, weeks room was searched twice without the authority of a valid search warrant. During the search agents found and seized various incriminating papers and articles. The court established what became known as the federal exclusionary rule.

Mapp v. Ohio — established the rule that any evidence unreasonably searched and seized would no longer be admissible in any court. The exclusionary rule was now applicable in all courts at all levels.

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to
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