Exclusionary Rule

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The exclusionary rule is the most influential tool in the legal system. The exclusionary rule formally forbid the use of illegally seized evidence by law. If any evidence that could be used against the accused person in a negative person they cannot be used against them in court. The exclusionary rule can be controversial because even if the evidence secured is highly incriminating, such as the weapon that killed the victim(Gaines & Miller 117). According to “NLCATP” there are five pros and cons of having the exclusionary rule in place in the United States criminal justice system. There are three pros of the exclusionary rile: “A powerful tool used to defend the fourth amendment, shifts the burden of proof away from the individual, and stops innocent people from having charges brought on them.” There are two cons of the exclusionary rule: “Not a part of the US constitution and it can result in guilty people going free” (Lombardo). There are three pros of having the exclusionary rule in place in the United States. The first one, is that the exclusionary rule is used to defend the fourth amendment (Lombardo). The fourth amendment is understood to be, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable …show more content…
The first con is that the exclusionary rule is not actually part of the US Constitution. Due to this there are problems with the power and effectiveness of the exclusionary rule. The exclusionary rule in some cases may not be put into place. The second con of the exclusionary rule is the fact that it can intern set a guilty person free. In some cases the exclusionary rule can actually help the accused person go free. Not only can it set the guilty people go free, but also slow down the investigation, which may allow other crimes to take