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Whren v. United States

Whren v. United States

Whren v. United States as a Leading U.S. Case

Whren v. United States is one of the leading United States Supreme Court decisions impacting law enforcement in the United States, and, in this regards, Whren v. United States may be a case reference for attorneys and police officers. As a leading case, this entry about Whren v. United States tries to include facts, relevant legal issues, and the Court's decision and reasoning. The significance of Whren v. United States is also explained, together with the relevance of Whren v. United States impact on citizens and law enforcement.

Citation of Whren v. United States

517 U.S. 806 (1996)

Whistle-Blowing

Whistle-Blowing

Whistle-Blowing

In line with Daniel Agatino

about Whistle-Blowing in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The origin of the term whistle-blower is unclear. Some have argued that the word is derived from an English police officer's use of a whistle while trying to apprehend a criminal. Others have analogized the word with a referee who blows a whistle to announce an illegal action during a game. Although the word's origin is in dispute, its definition is not. A whistle-blower is an individual who reports the illegal or unethical behavior of his or her employer, coworkers, or some other business or government entity to the appropriate authorities. Whistle-blowers provide an important public service by reporting abuse, fraud, dangerous working conditions, a hostile work environment, or numerous other forms of misconduct. Law enforcement officers have a heightened ethical duty to report the wrongdoings of their colleagues in order to secure the trust of the public whom they serve.

White-Collar Crimes

White-Collar Crimes

White-Collar Crime Enforcement

In line with Venessa Garcia & Richard Butler

about White-Collar Crimes in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

White-collar crime is most often defined as crime committed by individuals who are engaged in professional activities and who participate in criminal activity to benefit either themselves or their employers. Because white-collar criminals are persons in professional occupations, the phrase white collar is used to differentiate the offenders and their offenses from the more traditional violent crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary) such as robbery or assault. White-collar crime is often also called corporate crime or more informally suite crime , again in contrast to street crime. Offenses might include bribe taking, price gouging, fraud, mislabeling products, or violations of tax or other regulatory agency prohibitions. Despite the problems in defining white-collar crime and in enforcing against it, many federal law enforcement agencies have traditionally been created to deal specifically with such crimes (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia and about crimes and criminals vocabulary), rather than street crime, which is more commonly the responsibility of local police forces. The Commerce Clause of the United States