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Student Searches in Australia: A Consideration of Roles, Responsibilities and Rights of Students, School Staff and Police
Australia & New Zealand Journal of Law & Education
  • Ralph Mawdsley, Cleveland State University
  • Joy Cumming
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Keywords
  • Student Searches,
  • Fourth Amendment,
  • student informants,
  • search and seizure
Abstract
This article considers the practicality of relying on student informants as a basis for conducting searches of students suspected of drug or weapons possession. It also examines whether such a search would violate the Rourth Amendment of the Constitution. It considers whether the professional judgment of school principals and teachers should be enhanced to address such situations to allow searches by staff. It also considers what guidelines would need to be in place if such a policy change were considered of merit.
Citation Information
Ralph D. Mawdsley and J. Joy Cumming, Student Searches in Australia: A Consideration of Roles, Responsibilities and Rights of Students, School Staff and Police, 13 Australia & New Zealand Journal of Law & Education 49 (2008).