The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. Taking fingerprints from a person is considered to be a seizure and it must be done with probable cause or consent. With probable cause, police are allowed to take a person’s fingerprints and photograph, and record and maintain records of them. Consider how these same standards apply to other aspects of biometric data.
- Identify one biometric characteristic other than fingerprints (e.g., eye scanning, facial scanning, etc.) and explain how the Fourth Amendment would apply to the collection of that data.
- Under what circumstances might law enforcement be able to compel the collection of other biometric data?
- Why would the collection of those biometric data be considered reasonable?
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.Bowman (2000) asserts that when investigating a crime, the law enforcement officers are bound by some rules prior to obtaining evidence. Biometric evidence such as DNA is not supposed to be acquired from the suspect by officers without due diligence.Bowman (2000) explains that...