Terry v. Ohio

Terry v. Ohio

Discuss Terry v. Ohio. What happened in this case, and why it is such an important case?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook ( as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Textbook- Siegel, L. J., Schmalleger, F, & Worrall, J. L. (2015). Courts and criminal justice in America (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.



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Terry v. Ohio

Terry v. Ohio was a major case ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States where it was stated that the Fourth Amendment is not violated when police officers stop suspects on the streets and frisk them without probable cause or making an arrest. The Fourth Amendment is a provision in the United States Constitution. It protects people the privacy of people through making it illegal for police officers to make unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment is supposed to enhance the privacy of citizens as they go on their daily activities at their places of work and at home.

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