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