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NCJ Number: 122042 Find in a Library
Title: Prisoner Control-Search and Restraining Devices (From Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook, P 11-14, 1989, Joseph C Coleman)
Author(s): J C Coleman; P Banner
Corporate Author: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Division of the Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Unconditional use of restraining devices as well as suspect frisks and searches are critical basic police work habits.
Abstract: In Terry v. Ohio, the Supreme Court ruled that a police officer, for purposes of his own safety, can do a cursory search of a suspicious person before actually arresting that individual. The frisk search is utilized only during the investigatory stage when working with a suspect. A frisk search does not always reveal things that may be hidden on the suspect's body such as weapons designed to look like harmless objects. However, closer inspection reveals that these objects are weapons of opportunities such as pens that transform into knives. Several incidents are recounted to enforce good basic police work habits.
Main Term(s): Search and seizure training; Stop and frisk
Index Term(s): Police baton training; Police training
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