ERIC Number: ED052375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Texas Laws of Arrest: A Comprehensive Manual for the Law Enforcement Officer. Criminal Justice Monograph Vol. II, No. 5.
Heath, Edwin Dale, Jr.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to develop a manual on the Texas laws of arrest for use by state and local law enforcement officers. It is not intended to be a legal treatise, although pertinent statutes and court decisions are reviewed and suggestions made for legislative change. A brief history of the laws of arrest is presented, together with a review of the constitutional limitations on the power of the law enforcement officer. The study focuses on the following primary areas of concern: (1) definition, history and elements of arrest, (2) authority to make arrest, (3) constitutional limitations on the power to arrest, (4) arrest with warrant, (5) arrest without warrant, (6) ancillary arrest authority, (7) use of force, (8) immunity from arrest, (9) disposition procedures following arrest, and (10) problems relating to unlawful arrest. Existing "model" legislation is presented, including the Uniform Arrest Act and the Model State Statute on "Stop and Frisk." (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Guides, Law Enforcement, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Police Action, Power Structure, Program Descriptions, State Legislation, Vocational Education
Institute of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77340
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Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Coll., Huntsville, TX. Inst. of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences.