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The status of using drug detection dogs under Australian law

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posted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Dan MeagherDan Meagher
In recent years it has become increasingly common for drug detection dogs to be active in and around public transport, busy nightclub precincts, music festivals and dance parties. However, the legal status of police using drug detection dogs is anything but clear in many parts of Australia. The aim of this article is to outline the nature and scope of the powers available to police at common law and under statute that allow their use.

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Journal

Criminal law journal

Volume

33

Issue

3

Pagination

165 - 174

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

0314-1160

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Lawbook Co.

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