The emerging "standard of reasonableness" for search and seizure in American public schools : pre and post-New Jersey v. T.L.O.

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Stephen Leon Page (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: Search and seizure involving public school children is a relatively recent issue in American public education. Prior to 1985 search situations were litigated in virtually every level of state and federal court except the United States Supreme Court. In December 1985, the Supreme Court decided New Jersey v. T.L.O. The crux of this decision was the annunciation of "reasonable suspicion" as the standard to which school officials would be held. The Court established an inquiry process to assist in determining the legality of a search, but did not define "reasonableness."

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Searches and seizures
Educational law and legislation
Students $x Legal status, laws, etc.

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