SCOTUScast 11-6-12 featuring Elina Treyger Elina Treyger November 02, 2012
On October 31, 2012, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines and Florida v. Harris. Both cases involve police dogs that are trained to detect illegal narcotics. Florida v. Jardines considers whether taking such a dog to smell the exterior of a house where police suspect marijuana is being grown constitutes a search under Fourth Amendment requiring probable cause. The question in Florida v. Harris is whether a narcotics detection dog’s “alert” constitutes probable cause for the search of a private vehicle.
To discuss the case, we have Elina Treyger, who is an assistant professor at George Mason University School of Law.
A Comprehensive Strategy Targeting Recidivist Criminals with Continuous Real-Time GPS Monitoring: Is Reverse Engineering Crime Control Possible? Engage Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2011
Peter M. Thomson November 28, 2011
This article examines whether it might be possible to craft a comprehensive strategy designed to dramatically reduce crime by using advances in GPS technology to effectively eliminate the recidivist criminal’s ability to relapse into prior criminal conduct. Such a long-term strategic approach would implicate a number of constitutional and legal issues. However, if the legal hurdles can be overcome, such an innovative crime-reduction strategy might well be successful, particularly if it could integrate a number of other time-tested crime reduction strategies that criminal justice advocates have successfully employed. These strategies would support long-term, active GPS monitoring, and would include: crime scene correlation, active supervision, and community-oriented behavioral modification techniques such as restorative justice, a powerful program requiring criminals to interact with their victims and immediate social communities. [Read now!]