Black and white is always grey-the power of the police to conduct a strip search in Victoria

Meagher, Dan 2002, Black and white is always grey-the power of the police to conduct a strip search in Victoria, Criminal law journal, vol. 26, pp. 43-56.

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Title Black and white is always grey-the power of the police to conduct a strip search in Victoria
Author(s) Meagher, Dan
Journal name Criminal law journal
Volume number 26
Start page 43
End page 56
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2002-02
ISSN 0314-1160
Summary The performance of a strip search by a police officer is a serious interference with the liberty and dignity of an individual. However, it is considered by police to be an important part of their law enforcement armory and one that is increasingly necessary to utilise to assist in the investigation and prosecution of drug-related crimes. This article considers the troublesome issue of whether and in what circumstances the common law may extend to police the power to conduct a strip search. In addition, there is an examination of the statutes and regulations that purportedly give police in Victoria the power to strip search with particular attention given to ss 81 and 82 of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic).
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2002, Lawbook Co.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001575

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Law
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