Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2
Jurisdiction and Searches
Answer your designated question below. Be sure to support your answer with scholarly sources and the text. Respond to this question if your last name begins with the letters A-L. What is jurisdiction and how does it affect criminal prosecution? Can the type of crime determine jurisdiction for a court? Distinguish between federal and state courts for criminal cases. Respond to this question if your last name begins with the letters M-Z. Do the police always need a search warrant to conduct a legal (admissible) search according to the Fourth Amendment? Fully explain your answer. List at least three exceptions to the warrant requirement and give examples of each.
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. One of your responses must be a response to the question that you are not required to answer in your initial response. For example, if you are required to answer question “a” with your primary posting, you must respond at least once to the primary postings of question “b.” A substantive response advances the discussion in a meaningful way; merely agreeing with your classmates is not a substantive response.