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Criminology Experts Examine Legality of ‘Stop and Frisk’ Program 1 - 2 - 3

A mayoral candidate’s proposal to create a police “stop and frisk” program in Philadelphia, which had the highest murder rate among top ten cities last year, drew cries from critics who called it unconstitutional and racist. But Penn Law professor Stephanos Bibas defended the idea at a seminar on gun violence.

At the Law School forum last July, the former New York City prosecutor reminded that the Warren Court gave police authority to stop people of “reasonable suspicion”and conduct pat down searches when necessary.

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