Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: "Stop and Frisk" Practices and the Fourth Amendment

"Stop and Frisk" Practices and the Fourth Amendment

Jay Schweikert talked about the use of "stop and frisk" and the legality of the practice based on the unreasonable searches and seizures provision of the fourth amendment. He also discussed the differences between probable cause and reasonable suspicion.

Description

Jay Schweikert talked about the use of “stop and frisk” and the legality of the practice based on the unreasonable searches and seizures provision of the fourth amendment. He also discussed the differences between probable cause and reasonable suspicion.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is meant by "stop and frisk" practices? What is the purpose of this practice?
  • What was the legal standard relating to "stop and frisk" practices established in Terry v. Ohio?
  • How does the fourth amendment relate to "stop and frisk" practices?
  • What is meant by probable cause? What is the difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion?
  • What are possible criticisms of "stop and frisk" practices?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • "stop And Frisk"
    • Criminal Law
    • Demographics
    • Fourth Amendment
    • Probable Cause
    • Reasonable Suspicion
    • Terry Stops
    • Terry V. Ohio

    Topics

    Constitutional FoundationCriminal Law & JusticeSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity