Since early in the Twentieth Century, the trend in the administration of criminal law, both in state and federal courts, has been toward increased protection of the rights of the individual. At the same time, and perhaps as a result thereof, there has been an attendant decrease in the police powers of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Carmen R. Damian,
Rights of Society vs Rights of the Individual in the Administration of Criminal Law,
Duq. L. Rev.
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