Stop, Question, Frisk & The Law: Terry v. Ohio in Cultural and Historical Perspectives


This part of the John Jay OER Reader delves into the historical and cultural aspects surrounding the landmark Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio. This case established the constitutionality of police stopping and frisking individuals suspected of involvement in a crime. Within this part, select chapters offer insights into the Supreme Court decisions related to the case and the evolving impact they have had on America’s criminal justice system over decades.

Specifically, we explore the New York Police Department’s perceptions of criminals and the contrasting claims related to stop-and-frisk statistics. Additionally, this section provides practical examples for enhancing legal research and writing skills. Readers will also find thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.

It’s important to note that this section features contributions from multiple authors with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Consequently, readers can expect variations in voice, tone, and perspectives. These differences exemplify the valuable practice of debating and expanding the discourse on issues within the realm of criminal justice.



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