Law-Criminal Justice-​Plain Touch Doctrine

Instructions

For your assignment, prepare a three-page training memo, citing a minimum of two academically verified sources, to be distributed to rookie officers in your department during their training regarding proper criminal procedure with respect to the plain touch doctrine.

In your memo:

  • Articulate legally compliant procedural steps for a criminal justice practitioner in a situation involving the plain touch doctrine.
  • Explain classification of the plain touch doctrine as reasonable or unreasonable for a criminal justice professional.
  • Examine whether the plain touch doctrine is a threat to 4th Amendment protections.
  • Describe the implications of officers being able to manipulate objects that can be readily felt.