Criminal Justice


In this chapter you read about the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th amendments. The 4th covers search and seizure requirements by law enforcement. The 5th and 6th

are what makes Miranda Rights up as part of the 5th gives a person the right to not self-incriminate themselves ( right to remain silent) and the “right

to have an attorney present before questioning” is the 6th amendment. The 8th amendment gives a person a right against excessive bail and cruel and

unusual punishment, ie. being arrested for shoplifting and receiving a $1,000,000.00 cash bond.

Your assignment this week is to select any one of the above mentioned amendments and explain the importance of it’s existence. You may make reference to

any of the cases mentioned to help explain. APA guidelines. Cite any sources you use and you are not limited to just the text if you want to use other