Reasonable suspicion

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A standard authorizing some police investigative techniques, such as an investigative detention. Reasonable suspicion is a lower standard than reasonable belief, but must be more than a mere hunch and must exist both subjectively and objectively. It deals with the possibility, rather than the probability, of crime.

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