Probable Cause In Criminal Law

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“Criminal law is a body of many laws emanating from many sources. Today, most American criminal law is a product of legislative enactment.” (Hall, 2015 p.34). Our criminal law is composed of statutes and ordinances. In order for a police officer to make an arrest the officer needs probable cause. Probable cause are those facts and circumstances that lead a reasonable police to believe that the person that officer stopped has committed a crime. Officers can use reasonable suspicion in order to work towards probable cause. Reason suspicion are those facts and circumstances that lead a reasonable person to believe that a crime may have been committed and that person they detained may have committed that crime. You can briefly detain for what is
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