Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, Tenth Edition, offers extensive updates on the leading Supreme Court cases impacting law enforcement in the United States, creating a must-have reference for police officers to stay up-to-date and have a strong understanding of the law and their function within it. All cases are briefed in a common format to allow for comparisons among cases and include facts, relevant issues, and the Court’s decision and reasoning. The significance of each case is also explained, making clear its impact on citizens and law enforcement. The book provides students and practitioners with historical and social context for their role in criminal justice and the legal guidelines that should be followed in day-to-day policing activities.

chapter 1|8 pages

Probable Cause

chapter 2|18 pages

The Exclusionary Rule

chapter 3|18 pages

Stop and Frisk

chapter 4|22 pages

Arrest and Other Seizures of Persons

chapter 5|14 pages

Seizures of Things

chapter 6|24 pages

Searches—In General

chapter 7|12 pages

Searches after Arrest

chapter 8|14 pages

Searches with Consent

chapter 9|28 pages

Vehicle Stops and Searches

chapter 10|12 pages

Searches of People in Vehicles

chapter 11|6 pages


chapter 12|10 pages

Electronic Surveillance

chapter 13|10 pages

Plain View and Open Fields Searches

chapter 14|8 pages

Searches by Dogs

chapter 15|10 pages

Computer/Cell Phone Searches

chapter 16|10 pages

Use of Force

chapter 21|12 pages

Right to Counsel Related to Policing

chapter 22|8 pages


chapter 23|18 pages

Legal Liabilities