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NCJ Number: 40081 Find in a Library
Title: DRUGS, DATABANKS AND DIGNITY - COMPUTERIZED SELECTION OF TRAVELERS FOR INTRUSIVE BORDER SEARCHES
Journal: BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW  Volume:56  Issue:5  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1976)  Pages:940-969
Author(s): C R TURNER
Corporate Author: Boston University
Managing Editor
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A REVIEW OF THE ISSUES CONCERNING THE USE OF THE TREASURY ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (TECS) IN BORDER SEARCHES.
Abstract: THE CENTRAL COMPONENT OF THE TECS IS A COMPUTERIZED DATABANK THAT CONTAINS DOSSIERS ON APPROXIMATELY HALF A MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE TO BE SEARCHED MORE CAREFULLY THAN OTHER TRAVELERS. AFTER A DESCRIPTION OF THE USE OF THE TECS AND A REVIEW OF THE LAW OF BORDER SEARCHES, THE AUTHOR EXAMINES THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE TECS IN PROVIDING A QUANTUM OF CAUSE NECESSARY FOR BORDER SEARCHES. THE ARTICLE IDENTIFIES THE DANGER TO FOURTH AMENDMENT PRIVACY CREATED BY UNCONTROLLED TECS USAGE AND SUGGESTS POSSIBLE JUDICIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES THAT WOULD NOT HAMPER THE SYSTEM'S EFFECTIVENESS....TWH
Index Term(s): Border control; Computerized criminal histories; Criminal justice information systems; Drug detection; Drug law enforcement; Search and seizure laws; Smuggling/Trafficking; US Customs Service
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