Search and Seizure in the Public Schools, 3rd Edition

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Lawrence F. Rossow & Jacqueline A. Stefkovich (2006) (3rd ed.)

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Paperback, 118 pages

Monograph #73

ISBN-10: 1-56534-121-X

ISBN-13: 978-1-56534-121-0

Search and seizure in the public schools has long been a problem for both school authorities and law-enforcement officers. Students have also been known to have been deprived of their constitutional rights. Much of the problem stems from a lack of clarity in the application of the Fourth Amendment to the school setting. This monograph was written to provide a clear understanding of the standards presented by the Supreme Court in New Jersey v. T.L.O., as well as answers to the issues left unresolved by the decision. The monograph also suggests some practical ways of applying search and seizure law to situations in the school setting.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Students’ Rights and the Fourth Amendment

Chapter 3. The Reasonableness Standard for Personal Student Searches

Chapter 4. Other Considerations

Chapter 5. Searches for Drugs and Drug Testing

Summary

Conclusions and Recommendations