ERIC Number: ED067447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Texas Laws of Arrest: A Comprehensive Manual for the Law Enforcement Officer. Criminal Justice Monograph Volume II, Number 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." This document previously announced as ED 052 375. (Author/GEB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Criminal Justice Council.
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Inst. of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences.