Concealed firearms pose a threat to the public's health. New technology is currently being developed to scan persons at a distance to determine if they are carrying concealed firearms. Suspicionless use of such devices by the police would raise Fourth Amendment concerns. However, courts may conclude that, in certain circumstances, police use of these devices would not constitute a Fourth Amendment search. This article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of this legal analysis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health Policy