The Law of Policing: Federal Constitutional Principles – Randy Means, JD




Useful for lawyers, law enforcement officers, and those who teach them, The Law of Policing is a plain-language guide to the federal constitutional principles governing commonly recurring field law enforcement activities. Violations of the United States Constitution can cause the loss of major cases, massive civil liability, ruined careers and even criminal prosecution.

Understanding federal constitutional law allows police officers to avoid these pitfalls, maintain ethical standards, and maximize criminal investigative effectiveness. This new edition includes dozens of scenarios describing situations officers face in the field and the constitutionality of a particular course of action.