Technology and Police Work
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Trial Magazine, August 2012, p. 56
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 212
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: Fourth Amendment, Automobile searches, Electronic surveillance
Date posted: October 9, 2012 ; Last revised: July 12, 2013