Fourth Amendments And Surveillance Cameras In Schools

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Security cameras and surveillance systems have become ubiquitous in many states. Whereas before the 21th century, it may be only found in banks, police stations, and hospitals. The Fourth Amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…”. Citizens fear that the Fourth Amendment is being violated due to the use of security cameras in educational facilities. Surveillance cameras are legally not allowed to be in bathrooms, locker rooms, and school classes, however, students still feel their privacy is being exploited. Security cameras have negatively and positively affected our society through the social/ cultural, historical, and economical aspects of a citizen’s life. Educational facilities have doubled down on security by adding security cameras in hallways, lunchrooms, and outside the class rooms, for the safety and the hope that students will act twice on illegal decisions that they may make. Other education facilities install security cameras for education purposes, with the hope that the students grade point average will skyrocket, and students will be more engaged during school. These accusations stated have been tested and proven guilty by The School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization and the School Survey on Crime and Safety. These organizations are funded and operated by the
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