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Strip Searches

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

Strip searches—the removal of an individual's clothing to check for contraband—are among the most obtrusive, invasive searches that governmental agents perform, but there are relatively few U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the subject, and what few there are center largely ...

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