Exclusionary Rule

Exclusionary Rule The Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule is a “judge-made” rule in that no mention is made anywhere in the amendment about excluding evidence. As such, the rule is open for considerable debate and fluidity. Informed by your reading assignments this week in the textbook, journal articles, and Internet, evaluate the public policy debate of public order versus individual rights in the context of the exclusionary rule. Your response should consider the overall efficacy of the exclusionary rule in limiting potential abuse of the Fourth Amendment by police. Also consider the current exceptions to the exclusionary rule and address if other means to protect citizen rights may be more effective.