Does the Fourth Amendment require officers conducting searches to have suspicion of a specific crime? Professor Lauryn Gouldin examines these topics in a current work in progress, “Specific Suspicion.” This project follows a related article, forthcoming in the Emory Law Journal, “Crimes of Suspicion,” that analyzes whether officers conducting street stops need reasonable suspicion of specific crimes. 

Gouldin presented her research last week at the Law and Society Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will present at the Law of Policing Conference at the University of Chicago tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7.