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NCJ Number: 119982 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Testing in Police Agencies
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1989)  Pages:89-101
Author(s): G Tronvig Carper; W McCamey
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 13
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Drug testing of police officers has become a major source of friction in the employer-officer relationship and often has to be settled in the State and Federal courts.
Abstract: The recent US Supreme Court decision regarding drug testing has not ended the debate over acceptable procedures and justifications. Governmental actions to test law enforcement officials may still be judged on a case-by-case basis, but should be planned to balance government interests and individual rights. Various approaches are being taken by State and Federal courts faced with these competing concerns. 15 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug enforcement officers; Drug testing
Index Term(s): Judicial decisions; Police performance evaluation
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