Constitutional Law: The Fourth Amendment and the Use of Evidence, Search and Seizure

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Course Description

This program was recorded on February 15th, 2019

This course is designed to introduce the participant to the Constitutional foundations of the Law surrounding the governments use of evidence which was gathered after a search or seizure by government agents. The term seizure also refers to the government’s right to arrest individuals for a crime.



  • Tom Payne
    Tom Payne began his full time career in public service more than thirty seven years ago when he was appointed a Deputy Sheriff with the Harrison County Sheriff's Department. In the summer of 1977,prior to his appointment as deputy, Tom studied with the London Metropolitan police. He received classroom instruction at the University of London and field experience with some of the finest forensic scientists and police investigators in the world. After his return from London Tom was appointed a patrol deputy with the Harrison County Sheriff’s department. At that time, the youngest deputy assigned to Patrol, Tom quickly learned the realities of law enforcement in the streets. During his tenure as a patrol deputy, Tom pursued and completed his Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from U.S.M., Gulf Coast.

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      • 3 General Credits
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    1. What U.S. constitutional amendments control the use of evidence having been seized by the government.
    2. What constitutes an arrest under the constitution of the U.S. Constitution
    3. Why the U.S. Constitution controls state government actors or agents.