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Frank Doctrine

  • By: Richard A. Glenn
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Frank doctrine holds that the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment does not apply to certain administrative searches—searches by public officials for reasons other than enforcing the criminal law. The doctrine originated in Frank v. Maryland (1959), ...

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