Technology and Police Work

Trial Magazine, August 2012, p. 56

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 212

6 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2012 Last revised: 12 Jul 2013

Craig Bradley

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This article analyzes the 2012 decision in United States v. Jones in which the Court struck down the warrantless electronic surveillance of a car, on which the police had planted a GPS device and tracked 24 hours a day for 28 days. The Court concluded that the physical attachment of the device, without a warrant, violated the defendants expectations of privacy. Unfortunately, the case did not address the many cases where no physical trespass would be necessary to electronically follow a car. I propose a solution that would apply to all cases.

Keywords: Fourth Amendment, Automobile searches, Electronic surveillance

Suggested Citation

Bradley, Craig, Technology and Police Work (2012). Trial Magazine, August 2012, p. 56; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 212. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2158667

Craig Bradley (Contact Author)

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

211 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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