Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Curt Sobolewski

Subjects

Exclusionary rule (Evidence) -- United States, Administration of criminal justice -- United States

DOI

10.15760/honors.238

Abstract

The injustice by professionals within the criminal justice system gives rise to societal opinion that purports that these respective agencies lack a clear perception of their professional conduct. This invidious neglect toward societal opinion preempts the divide among law enforcement agencies--most specifically--and the United States population. The impaired perception on professional conduct the criminal justice professionals suffer from nationwide owes itself to the misuse of authority and a subsequent lack of accountability for improper actions. Over time, the dissolving of one’s civil liberties has perpetuated in accord to the deference awarded to law enforcement agencies and the courts that allow this privilege; notwithstanding, this corruption continuum only dilutes into the nation’s prison population. The exclusionary rule, as adopted by the Supreme Court in 1914, does not alone offer much substance in line with correcting this impaired perception among criminal justice professionals, however, the rules underlying principle in the rule of law could prove paramount. The purpose of this paper is to negate reasons favoring a suppression of the rule, and inspire research as to how this principle, modified into policy, can begin a movement toward closing the “revolving door" that otherwise fuel the justice system in America, by doing so in jump-starting that system toward functioning systematically, not fraudulently.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Criminology/Criminal Justice

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17348

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