If It's Broken, Fix It: Moving Beyond the Exclusionary Rule: A New and Extensive Empirical Study of the Exclusionary Rule and a Call for a Civil Administrative Remedy to Partially Replace the Rule
98 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2013
Date Written: 1999
This article undertakes two significant tasks. First, we present our empirical study of the effects and costs of the exclusionary rule The study is one of the largest ever conducted focusing on police officers' descriptions of the impact of the exclusionary rule on their work. Over 450 law enforcement officials participated it the study, providing important new information and insights about the rule's effectiveness. Second, we call for a move beyond the exclusionary rule in all but the most egregious instances of police misconduct, and in its place we propose a civil administrative remedy for instances of illegal conduct by the police.
Keywords: exclusionary rule, law enforcement
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