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The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are collectively known as the Bill of Rights.
Discretion is used mostly in routine situations that involve offenses that are not very serious
The plain-view doctrine still applies if offficers move objects so they can see evidence otherwise hidden from view
Officers armed with a warrant are legally allowed to enter a person's home unannounced if the officers have a reasonable suspicion that it would be dangerous to announce themselves
Information complied, analyzed, and/disseminated in an effort to anticipate, prevent, or moniter criminal activity is known as the police subculture
Two types of courts function in the American criminal justice system: state courts and federal courts
A peremptory challenge allows attorneys to remove potential jurors, but the attorneys must give a reason for doing so
Research indicates that rehabilitation works. Most offenders do not commit additional crimes after serving their sentences
Most research has clearly demostrated that the death penalty can detter potential offenders from committing crime
Of the offenders who are released on parole, only about 3% of them will be re-incarcerated withing three years
A probation officer does not does not need a search warrant or probable cause to search a probationer's residence
Some authors have suggested that violence in women's prisons occurs less often than in men's prisons
A neglected child is a child who has engaged in activity that would be considered a crime if the child were an adult.
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