Pros And Cons Of The Exclusionary Rule

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The exclusionary rule can make evidence inadmissible in the court of law if that evidence was illegally obtained by a police officer. This protects an individual from unlawful searches and serves as an effective deterrent for police misconduct. One could argue that a mistake on the officer’s behalf should not result in the release of a criminal. This assertion would be reasonable if these fourth amendment violations committed by police officers were honest mistakes. Unfortunately, some illegal evidence is found because of deliberate misconduct by the police. Although this rule does not provide any civil or administrative remedies to the innocent, neither do the proposals suggested by the critics. The notion of suing an officer of any wrongdoings

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