Although this rule is controversial, the exclusionary rule states that the courts must exclude evidence that was obtained as the result of an unreasonable search or seizure. This rule was created to control police behavior and has had exceptions in certain cases. The main idea is that if the police realize that evidence they obtain in violation of someone’s constitutional rights cannot be used in a criminal prosecution, they will control their behavior from that point forward and assure that the constitutional rights of defendants are observed.
Although this is a good way to control police behavior and therefore control constitutional rights, many people feel it is wrong to allow the criminal to go freely simply because the police have mistaken.
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