Technologies to detect concealed weapons: Fourth amendment limits on a new public health and law enforcement tool

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-579
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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