For this research essay please answer the following questions.
1) Define and explain the exclusionary rule; what is it, and why is it important to evidence law? 2) Provide a brief history of the exclusionary rule, including the case that applied the exclusionary rule to the states. 3) What are the exceptions to the exclusionary rule? 4) Do these exceptions make sense, and why or why not? 5) The exclusionary rule is controversial because criminal evidence is sometimes excluded (suppressed) from trials, which may lead to a defendant walking free. What are your thoughts on this potential outcome? 6) What are the alternatives to the exclusionary rule, and how effective would they be?
This assignment is intended to allow you to show your competence and understanding of the course materials as we progress through the semester. These responses are to be 3-4 pages in length, with a thorough but succinct answer to the posed research questions.