Crj 306 week 3 dq 2
Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2
Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause
Two commonly confused concepts in criminal law are reasonable suspicion and probable cause. Define and evaluate both of these significant legal terms, and utilize pertinent U.S. Supreme Court opinions to justify your answers. Finally, address what happens to a criminal case when an officer does not possess reasonable suspicion or probable cause.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Examine why there are differing standards for a “reasonable suspicion to stop” and for “probable cause.” How do these legal terms relate to peoples’ constitutional protections?