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ERIC Number: EJ748007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Assessing Columbine's Impact on Students' Fourth Amendment Case Outcomes: Implications for Administrative Discretion and Decision Making
Torres, Mario S., Jr.; Chen, Yihsuan
NASSP Bulletin, v90 n3 p185-206 2006
This study examined Columbine's impact on case outcomes related to student searches and its implications for civil liberties and school leader discretion. Using data from 236 court cases since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of New Jersey v. T.L.O. in 1985, critical search dimensions and outcomes (e.g., level of suspicion) were examined using Columbine as a point of comparison. The findings reveal that Columbine has had only a minor influence on court outcomes, which suggests courts are no more tolerant of excessive discretion after a critical episode. Implications for policy and practice are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourth Amendment