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Usage in other countries[edit]

as I understand it, there are search warrents in a bunch of other countries as well! Also, what about an article about what exactly constitutes a search? I know nothing about these things, hence I haven't started it myself. --124.183.75.95 06:41, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, other countries in the world have adopted constitutions very much like the United States, thereby requiring search warrants. But the Fourth Amendment was original to the United States in the 18th century, thereby being the first to necessitate a search warrant. Shaliya waya 01:06, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Content[edit]

This article needs alot of work. It is under-inclusive and was very inaccurate when I found it. Also, the last paragraph seems very POV. Is there a police manual, or some other available source? The fact that police "guard all the windows", etc. every time there is a flight risk seems rather speculative. Max conformist (talk) 06:02, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Will someone please explain how or why the last paragraph is in the article? If not, I intend to delete it. Max conformist (talk) 06:23, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

It's not very well written and needs to be sourced but the article would be lacking something without some discussion of the part of the topic it covers. Perhaps instead of deleting it you could find sources, and rewrite it in a more encyclopedic tone, removing the POVishness of it? ++Lar: t/c 00:31, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi MaxC. To eliminate the content would probably make the article tilt towards a bias of the "lawbook" aspects of search warrants, and not the practical aspects. There should probably discussion of the role of warrants in police investigations, how warrants are executed (or "served"). The last paragraph describes, in fairly banal and trivial terms, a part of the execution of a warrant. It is, as Lar says, poor, but the article should reflect practical as well as legal aspects of search warrants. Weak keep, for now, with intent to improve it. Unfortunately, most of my research materials ARE lawbooks, and do not deal with policing practicalities. The section needs someone from attention with ready access to those materials. Non Curat Lex (talk) 00:10, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

United Kingdom[edit]

I've added a small entry on search warrants in the UK. They aren't used very often and are mainly for incidents such as drug raids. A large amount of legislation covers agencies like the Police to search premises in certain situations without a warrant. I'll broaden it out in due time, but instead of taking my word for it I'll have to hunt down some sources due to Wikipedia:Reliable sources policy. --Factorylad (talk) 18:54, 18 May 2009 (UTC)