Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment

John R Vile,

Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
 
 

Covering the key concepts, events, laws and legal doctrines, court decisions, and litigators and litigants, this new reference on the law of search and seizure—in the physical as well as the online world—provides a unique overview for individuals seeking to understand the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. More than 900 A to Z entries cover the key issues that surround this essential component of the Bill of Rights and the linchpin of a right to privacy.

This two-volume reference—from the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment—features a series of essays that examine the historical background of the Fourth Amendment along with its key facets relating to:

  • Technology
  •  Privacy
  • Terrorism
  • Warrant requirement
  • Congress
  • States

A to Z entries include cross-references and bibliographic entries. This work also features both alphabetical and topical tables of contents as well as a comprehensive subject index and a case index.At a time when threats of crime and terrorism have resulted in increased governmental surveillance into personal lives, this work will serve as an important asset for researchers seeking information on the history and relevance of legal rights against such intrusions. 

Key Features:

  • More than 900 signed entries, including 600 court cases and 100 biographies
  • Preface by noted journalist Nat Hentoff
  • From the editors of CQ Press’s award-winning Encyclopedia of the First Amendment


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