Can anyone make a citizen’s arrest? The history and legalities of catching criminals yourself
By Seth W. Stoughton, Professor of Law, University of South Carolina
Caroline McAtee, Law Student at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Research Assistant for the Excellence in Policing and Public Safety Program, University of South Carolina
Stopping someone against their will can be false imprisonment or even kidnapping. There are laws that determine who is acting as a hero and who is acting as a vigilante.
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- Monday, February 12, 2024