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Computationally Assessing Suspicion, Wesley M. Oliver May 2024

Computationally Assessing Suspicion, Wesley M. Oliver

Law Faculty Publications

Law enforcement officers performing drug interdiction on interstate highways have to decide nearly every day whether there is reasonable suspicion to detain motorists until a trained dog can sniff for the presence of drugs. The officers’ assessments are often wrong, however, and lead to unnecessary detentions of innocent persons and the suppression of drugs found on guilty ones. We propose a computational method of evaluating suspicion in these encounters and offer experimental results from early efforts demonstrating its feasibility. With the assistance of large language and predictive machine learning models, it appears that judges, advocates, and even police officers could …


Criminal Procedure, Ronald J. Bacigal Jul 1985

Criminal Procedure, Ronald J. Bacigal

Law Faculty Publications

This survey addresses only significant Virginia cases and statutes affecting Virginia criminal procedure. For discussion of the impact of federal court decisions, see R. Bacigal, Virginia Criminal Procedure (Supp. 1985).


Review Of Search And Seizure: Constitutional And Common Law, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 1983

Review Of Search And Seizure: Constitutional And Common Law, Ronald J. Bacigal

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Review of Search and Seizure: Constitutional and Common Law by John W. Hall.


Some Observations And Proposals On The Nature Of The Fourth Amendment, Ronald J. Bacigal May 1978

Some Observations And Proposals On The Nature Of The Fourth Amendment, Ronald J. Bacigal

Law Faculty Publications

This article will analyze the fourth amendment from both the individual and limitation perspectives, and evaluate the desirability of each as a determinant of the reach of fourth amendment protection in specific situations. The individual perspective alone is an inadequate model to evaluate all interests relevant to fourth amendment problems.Conjunctive use of both perspectives, however, allows a complete and balanced analysis of the fourth amendment, and can eliminate the need to ponder such difficult questions as which expectations of privacy are socially justifiable and when an individual has waived his privacy rights. Although an accommodation between the two perspectives is …


Criminal Law And Procedure Eleventh Survey Of Florida Law - Part Four, David Frisch Jan 1974

Criminal Law And Procedure Eleventh Survey Of Florida Law - Part Four, David Frisch

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This survey is a continuation of previous articles on the topic of Florida criminal law and procedure.